Thursday, August 2, 2012

Paris: Promenade Plantee and Les Puces

We have done so much already. I want to tell you all about it, but to be honest, it's kind of exhausting just trying to remember it all. One of the first things we did, though, was visit Paris's version of the High Line Park--a raised train track converted into a lovely place to stroll or go for a jog--called Promenade Plantee. It's funny how New York and Paris can make parks based on the same idea, but then they turn out so differently. Later that day we biked all the way up to Cligancourt and went to the Les Puces (flea market), which was supposed to be renowned for its antiques. Either we went on a bad day, or Les Puces is falling on hard times because unfortunately most of what we saw were vendors selling cheap clothes and electronics. However, the few antique sellers that were open had some pretty amazing stuff. I went home with 2 beautiful old plates. And if I'd had hundreds of euros to blow, I would have gone home with that ivory narwhal too!

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