Saturday, May 2, 2020

When I get back to Paris . . .

I have loved reading the recent posts here from friends who love Paris, and I learned about some places we haven't explored on our own yet.  So we have to go back!

If I have one "I wish I had" moment, it's that I didn't climb the steps to the gargoyle gallery at Notre Dame.  

I thought about it.

But, just didn't do it.

Who knows if that opportunity will ever present itself again, and what gargoyles will be there.  I've read differing opinions on whether some of them survived the fire, and whether some will be repaired, so I don't know.

I'm happy I did visit Notre Dame, an experience that moved me.

It was sad to see her again, now missing that beautiful spire, after the fire, but heartening to see restoration work being done.

What do I want to do and what do I want to see when we're able to return?

I want to revisit the gardens.  As many as we can - the big ones and the small hidden ones.  And explore those we haven't had a chance to visit yet.

Stroll the bouquinistes

And go back to the Vanves Flea Market.

Find new cafes.

And photograph more carousels.