Friday, December 26, 2014

Friday 26 December - Flaneurs in the 17th

With parking being less of a problem in the holiday period this was the first time I was able to get a clear view of our favourite boulangerie
Today was a slow day. We mucked out the apartment and went for a walk through Parc Monceau.
The gull detracted somewhat from the classic pose.  The pond in the background had been drained for a major rehabilitation.  The fish have been relocated to the Bois de Boulogne.
Now that the leaves are off the trees we noticed this tree with large orange fruits.  There were many birds feeding on the soft flesh
From there we went to Place des Ternes and along the Boulevard des Ternes as far as Pereire. 
Quite a display at the Place des Ternes
Walking this way we had views of the Arc de Triomphe down the side streets but from several different angles. There were people about and many businesses were open but there was a feeling in the air that the pressures of buying presents and preparing a meal were gone - almost a feeling of relief.
The Poncelet market was in full swing although the horsemeat shop was closed.
Dinner this evening was at Le P'tit Canon, our favourite local restaurant. The rognons and confit de canard were excellent as was the tarte tatin.  We have found the Chinon is a good red wine for these meals.

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