We woke to sunshine again and Jim was feeling better so by eleven o'clock we were out the door and walking towards St. Suplice Church. Walking past the church we found our first site at # 6 on Rue Ferou; a home where Hemingway lived with his second wife Pauline around 1927. By this time he was making money but it was his wife's wealthy family that actually purchased the property for them. A far cry from the two room apartment with the bathroom down the hall that we saw two days ago.
Continued walking up the street to the entrance to the Luxembourg Museum, then around the corner to #10 Bis rue Serandoni and the favorite restaurant of the author John Baxter whose book Jim has been reading while we are here in Paris. The Baxter family also lives in this area; but not sure just where.
We then walked across the street and caught the RER back to St. Michel; there we changed to the Metro and exited at the Odeon Station. This time we were looking for # 12 rue de L'Odeon; this is where the original Skakespeare and Company Bookstore was opened by Sylvia Beech. She is also famous for being the only one who would publish "Ulysses" written by James Joyce. Her bookstore became a haven for the many writers who flocked to Paris in the early 1900's including Hemingway.
Our tour was finished so we turned around and headed up boulevard Saint Germain towards our apartment. Suddenly we notice a movie theater and saw that they were playing the newly released movie "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty". We decided to go home for lunch and come back for the three o'clock show since it is still in the English Version with French Subtitles.
We even stopped and purchased roasted chestnuts from the vendor in front of the restaurant before walking home to the apartment. We were nearly there when we decided to walk out to the river before dinner. Enjoyed the views, using my "night scene" setting I got some nice photos before we started back. The rain started just after we saw the spot light on the wall; creating art using the branches of a tree. We rushed the last block and then enjoyed a wonderful evening at home.
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