Yesterday was a quiet Sunday in Paris for us. We spent most of the day in our apartment; reading, checking the Internet for news, watching our Museum Channel on Television, bookkeeping for me and Jim did the cooking. Our colds are using lots of tissues but we're mending.
We stopped by this church yesterday and saw the posters for the Concert tonight that is Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonates and Partitas. It sounded good so we came here this afternoon for Mass instead of St. Eustache as we'd originally planned. And, it would also give us an opportunity to see the inside as it was locked up tight yesterday.
We arrived early before four o'clock and checked out the best seats for acoustics and then enjoyed the practice session. The actual performance started at four-thirty; by then the church was full and an elderly gentleman perfectly blocked my view! Oh well. Did I say...even with the heaters going full blast, everyone kept their coats on during the performance...it's a cold but dry day in Paris.
We had half an hour between the Concert and the beginning of Mass, so we took the opportunity to walk around the neighborhood. The Mass was in French and sometimes it's hard to concentrate but we do enjoy the organ and singing by the people.
After Mass we hopped back on our Metro at the door of the church and arrived home for a late dinner prepared by chef Jim. Yes, I'm doing the washing up for him.
Hope you enjoy the mini slideshow: