We woke to rain on this first Sunday in May; and many museums are free on the first Sunday of each month but we've learned that you must also be ready to stand in very long lines. We saw them today outside the Pompidou Museum; at least four blocks long!
First we walked around the corner to the Rambuteau Metro Station and took that to the Hotel de Ville Station where we changed to the #1 line that dropped us off right inside of the Louvre Museum.
Mary wanted to visit this shopping center for two reasons: first she loves to see the bottom of the pyramid that is inside of the Museum and secondly she wanted to visit the Apple Store that is located there to purchase a French Plug for her IPhone "to insure that she would come back to France again". When she was her in 2013 with me she purchased one for her IPad and by golly...she did come back again! Something like rubbing the boar in Florence after dropping money in the water!
We walked outside to Rue de Rivoli and hailed a cab and asked him to take us to the Pont del Alma. A very nice man who spoke excellent English. He said "you know, that is not really a monument to Princess Diana?" We said
We found the Metro Station right there and decided to use that to reach our next spot; the large department stores of Galeries Lafayette and Printemps. On my bus ride to the train station yesterday I had seen their beautifully decorated windows. We walked the length in front of both of them admiring the window displays. Printemps was especially beautiful as they are celebrating 150 years! One of the most unusual things we saw was a new fashion for the women: black nylon stockings with holes in them much like the current fashion with Levis.
On our walk home the sun came out and it was the end of the rain for the day. We enjoyed another evening of cards and Mary and Jim won this round. Must be time to change partners again.
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