Wednesday, April 11, 2012

le septieme Avril

On Saturday morning, we went to an open air market at place Maubert.  I was apparently not quite awake yet, as the camera was set incorrectly for everything I shot.  These are a bit fuzzy, but, hopefully, they show the range of the offerings at the market.  CL bought a few scarves, and Jesse a bunch of food for a dinner he cooked that evening.

On the right are more quail, like the ones we had earlier in the week.  On the left is andouillette, which I had assumed was related to the andouille one buys in the states.  Not so.  It's pig colon sausage, in this case with duck meat added.

The butcher is burning the pin feathers off this chicken, before removing some extra parts.

After shopping, we took off on a forced march, let by J&A's friends Sean & Stacia.  We wandered around looking for a suitable place for lunch.  On the way, we walked by this church, named the Parthenon.

And we ate at a cafe on this square, but I can't remember its name.

Next, the others headed back to the apartment, and CL & I continued sightseeing.  This sidewalk chalk artist was near the Louvre,

and this is its courtyard.

Then we walked through part of le Jardin des Tuileries

and by the edge of la Place del la Concorde

before reaching our destination - Musee du Jeu de Paume.  Literally that means Tennis Museum, but it's really a photography museum in a building that once housed tennis courts.  We spent a long time viewing the works of and learning about Berenice Abbott.

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