(Part I) Please scroll slowly or refresh the screen if photos do not appear.
I have to admit that I felt somewhat let down by the universe.
Tempted by dew on the skylight I was moved to write “Edith Piaf” on the glass without expecting it to be projected as a shadow by the amazing brightness of a rising sun.
* The easiest way to come down the ladder was to go down on my knees between the bed and edge of the floor before taking the first step. While on my knees I realised that I was facing a Madonna statue standing on a wooden cupboard next to my bed. Well, with me on my knees at Madonna's feet it was impossible not to ask for her blessing.
One of my favourite shops ...
Les Papilles Gourmandes at 26 Rue des Martyrs
(see link at the end)
Shop vendors were doing their best to make the footpath safe.
At times pushing a car by the helpful locals and passers by wasn't enough to get it going and ice needed to be literally cracked.
Unknowingly I was led to the same cafe as the earlier mentioned gentleman and his dog. It felt like he was a regular here as I watched him and his doggy disappear into the depths of the premises away from the public eye.
I remembered that a lady from a jewellery store suggested a visit to Marais near St. Paul station.
Links to ...
Edith Piaf song "Sous le ciel de Paris"
Photography by Olga Kulanowska