Lord this is such a wonderful city! The beauty of the buildings, the whimsy, the elegance. I'm stunned by Paris. There are so many surprises. The language is soft and flowing; spoken French is poetry, the nuances, the sinuous softness of phrases. Many of the faces on the street are quite beautiful and refined. We're on day 3 of 7 days in Paris, staying in a small hotel next to the Sorbonne, v. near Notre Dame, it's a rainy morning, we're just starting to dial it in (in each big city it takes a while to get your center). After the one bad meal so far of the trip, we've had 2 wonderful dinners at cool little restaurants, with nary the sound of the English language.
I'll be posting some photos in the next few days.