When I returned to Paris after two week, the leaves had changed colors and many had already fallen to the ground.
I had an errand to do today, so I headed out to Place Vendome, and Fratelli Rosetti. I was exchanging some boots for a friend of mine at this lovely store on Rue St. Honore.
After exchanging the boots, I had a ten Euro credit. Knowing the prices here, I asked what I could purchase for ten Euros. The salesgirl replied "What color shoe polish would you like?" I laughed and chose black.
I have shamelessly stolen the photo below, so you can see how magnificent the place is at night.
I then headed over one street to the Rue de Rivoli, alongside the Lourve, past the statue of Joan of Arc, toward the Tuilleries garden.
This is likely one of the most famous streets in Paris, and certainly one of the most popular. It was very cold and the wind was brisk.
The streets were crowed, and everyone was bundled up. One of the things that I love about Paris is that cold weather seldom keeps Parisians indoors.
I was hungry now, and decided to have a late lunch/early dinner at the Brasserie Le Carrousel, across from the Tuilleries. There are some really nice photos of this cafe and the area around it in the next link.
I had the Croque Monsieur, a fancy grilled ham and cheese sandwich, and a nice sancerre wine.
Now I was ready for a walk through the Tuileries Garden,
past the D'Orsay Museum
past the carrousel and the man doing tai chi,