Friday, June 21, 2013

June 20, Day 13: Dinner with Vincent and Michèle

In the evening, we took the RER straight to the Gare de Lyon to meet Vincent and Michèle, very dear friends whom I have known for more than 40 years. Their apartment on the Boulevard Bastille has a spectacular view of Paris. It was a clear day (following torrential morning rain), and we could see all the way to the Grande Arch of La Défense and the Sacré Coeur, as well as nearer points of interest such as the Jardin des Plantes, Notre Dame, Saint Sulpice, Vincent's Institut de Physique du Globe  at the University of Paris, the Colonne de Juillet at the Place de la Bastille, and just below the window, the Canal Saint-Martin.

We walked around the corner to the Café Barjot, where we had a lovely dinner and great conversation.  We had a great time and didn't get home until after midnight.
Dessert was a red salad of strawberries, raspberries, and more. Delicious!

Michèle and Vincent
Vincent explaining why global warming is probably not our fault
Clair, n'est-ce pas?
Time to say goodbye for another few years

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