December 23, 2012
Postcard From Paris
It poured down rain in Paris yesterday. Poured.
I dodged the raindrops the best I could, but after getting soaked walking just a few blocks, I decided that it simply wasn't a day for wandering around with my camera.
After a late lunch and some indoor, department store "window" shopping, I found a heated terrace and sat watching the rain, the holiday shoppers and the general day to day life of the quartier before meeting a friend for some Champagne and wine tasting at a little caviste in the neighborhood.
By the time we headed across town to meet another friend for Chinese dumplings in Belleville, the rain had stopped and the temperature had warmed up about ten degrees. We unwound our heavy scarves from around our necks, took off our gloves had a beautiful walk across the shimmering Seine and past the Hôtel de Ville, which is all dressed up for the holidays with sparking lights.
Don't discount Paris in the winter. Even if the weather outside is frightful, this city offers plenty of things to do.