A Day in Paris with Marta
Ronell and I went into Paris to spend the day with Marta yesterday. We had a wonderful day – the sun stayed out for most of it, and we wandered all over chatting and getting to know one another, and doing a little sketching. In the morning we went to Shakespeare and company and the Sennelier art store where we drooled over the giant pastels among other things. After a long search, which included actually sitting down at one restaurant, getting a menu and then deciding to leave, we found the perfect place to eat (the Bergamote, at 8, rue Montfaucon in the 6ème) where they do wonderful innovative dishes based on vegetables and fresh herbs. I really liked the ricotta with beets and raspberries that we had as a starter :
We went sketching in the Luxembourg Garden before the rain chased us away-
Our last stop of the day was the Montparnasse Cemetary – here’s Marta climbing all over Baudelaire’s tomb trying to get a good shot:
And finally, a hot chocolate in a café near the station before we parted company. I sketched the café en face, but by then I had stopped even pretending to concentrate.