Ma Belle Vie à Paris – My Beautiful Life in Paris
Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco, but I left mine in Paris. While we all sit in quarantine to keep ourselves and others safe, I am in San Francisco looking at videos and photos of Paris on lockdown. The streets are void of people but filled with my memories.
“Paris has always been a “visible feast” for me. People always asked me: “Why do you love Paris so much?’’
‘’On 12.January 2019. At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis enim ad minima veni um deleniti atque corrupti quos sint occaecati cupiditate corru.’’
My First Apartment
Entry into my courtyard
Rue de Nesle
Rue de Nesle is a very narrow street and supposedly cars were not allowed, even though I saw many going up and down the narrow little passage, so the driver dropped me and my many bags at the corner and I needed to walk in. Mind you three months in Paris meant a LOT of bags and I could not figure out how to get them all to the apartment without making two trips, risking the bags I left behind being snatched.
But this nice guy jumped up from the café, grabbed the extra bag, and gestured for me to lead the way. The first of many Paris experiences, an unhelpful taxi driver, and a helpful gentleman.