I have been in Paris since Oct. 29 and will be here until Nov. 13. I'll try to post some photos as soon as I begin taking them and slurping them into the blog via some kind of Internet connection. Right now, I am piggy-backing on someone's open wireless connection from within the apartment I rented at Rue Crillon, near the Marais and Bastille.
Until the photos come in, here are a few of the highlights up to now:
- A good plate of roasted meats at the L' A.O.C. restaurant on R. des Fossés St-Bernard in the 5th
- Saw "East of Eden" (dir. Elia Kazan) for the first time at the Le Grand Action cinema on R. des Ecoles, also in the 5th. Good thing I saw this since I just finished the book "Saint Morrissey" by Mark Simpson and he discusses Morrissey's obsession with James Dean.
- Met an old college friend (whom I had not seen for about 7 years) and his wife, David and P.Y., and we strolled about the Marais. We had wine and cheese at the Petit Fer à Cheval and dinner at Cafe de L'Industrie - the latter in the 11th.
- Visited La Défense for the first time in about four trips -- my initial intuitions were correct: not a very compelling place unless you are curious to study large-scale, monumental corporate projects and architecture.
- Tonight, I'm planning on seeing Pedro Almodovar's "La Mala Educación" at the L'Entrepot -- a great cinema, culture house, bar/lounge thingy.
Well, that will do for now. I don't know how long I have before the free wifi is pulled from under my feet.