I love Paris period, but I must confess to being more of a right bank girl. My first trip I stayed in Montmartre. Madam Vera lived right off the Place Clichy and my ex-pat love lived very close to Les Halles. Those were the quartiers and arrondissements I knew. It's no wonder that when I go, that's where I like to stay. It's home for me.
Imagine my joy when an envelope arrived the other day from Evelyn. Now Evelyn is a left bank girl. While I was in St. Louis last week, she was learning and experiencing even more of the left bank. The ancient book mark and card with postmarks and stamps, carried me to an evening when we sat at a sidewalk café near the Place du Tertre on a sparkling evening, enjoying a very cold beer while we watched the people go by. It brought tears to this right bank girl's eyes.
Evelyn said she didn't make it to the right back this time, but she's ready for another trip when I can finally find my way back over there. I think I'm going to need a day totally alone for myself with my Paris first, but then I'll be ready for exploring with friends.
Thanks for bringing me closer Evelyn-I'll get there just as soon as I can!