Monday, June 1, 2009

Wine Belly

I'm finally done with classes. This is very good news for the weather has turned gorgeous and I can spend every waking moment outside. Just spent the day picnicking in the Parc des Buttes Chaumont. Built by Napoléon III in the 19th century, he designed the man-made park to replicate Hyde Park in London (where, in exile, he had spent his childhood).

Unlike the Luxembourg Gardens, you can sit anywhere you please in the thick and matted grass. Today's a national holiday in France so throngs of Parisians sat on blankets eating and drinking away from the tourists crowded down on Ile de la Cité.

Going to go for a run to work off my wine belly. Enjoy the photos from a few street fairs I've seen of late and have a good week.

1 comment:

Paddy said...

Let's not kid ourselves; there are no wine bellies. It's the cheese and pate that go along with the bottle. Ha - but I kid. Hope your return trip is smooth - cause the culture shock will be turbulent as hell when you arrive. Catch ya when you get back to DC.