|Fountain before Le Eglise de Saint-Suplice|
These last two days have been packed full of sight-seeing. Yesterday, I visited the Petit Palais (free admission and no line!) and viewed its collection of French art.
|Entrance to le Petit Palais|
|Grand foyer of le Petit Palais|
|Woman with monkey|
|Paris street scene|
|The Good Samaritan|
|"Allow me to light your smoke, Madam."|
|Medieval altar piece|
|The Lady and the Unicorn: Tapestry from the Middle Ages|
|More stained glass|
|Red piranhas at the Paris aquarium|
Paris is not the friendliest city. People are often short-tempered and impatient. And everything here is expensive.
But, to the good, Paris is racially diverse and fully integrated. And there are many people here who are kind and good and willing to take the time to help a lonesome traveler with a tenuous grasp of the French language. And, just like people everywhere, Parisians will almost always respond to a smile and a hand offered in friendship.
So I thought I'd end this post with some photos of the people I've encountered while I've been here. Because, after all, Paris, for all its mystique and glamour, is really just the people who live there.
N'est ce pas?
|Beggar on Champs-Elyseé|
|Friends on the Metro|
|Woman practicing her swordsmanship in Jardins de Luxembourg|
|Parisians enjoying Daumesnil Park|
|Chinese woman from whom I bought supper while in Paris|
|On the Metro|
|Serious security at the Eiffel Tower|
|Pony rides in Daumesnil Park|