Changing Skies

Arc de Triomphe

Avenue de Wagram

Avenue de Wagram

La Tour, sunset

The light in this city is unlike anywhere else in the world. I left happy hour with Christine and some new friends one night last week to walk to the bus stop (right next to the Arc de Triomphe, it’s a miracle I didn’t miss my bus for all the gawking I was doing). It was nearing 8:45pm, and the sky was burning gold. In the ten minutes I waited for the bus, the light shifted to all these beautiful shades of red and purple and dark blue. I wish I could have captured it better, but I was too in awe to take as many photos as I should have. And that’s okay, right? I’m allowed to be present (it’s one of my rules!) and enjoy the moment out from behind my camera.

Other Paris Details of Note: I’ve discovered the neatest thing: the demi-baguette. Which is exactly what it sounds like: a half a baguette. I was buying a full size baguette almost daily and, though I am deeply ashamed to admit it, rarely finishing the whole thing, even if I had the remaining portion for breakfast with Bonne Maman jam. But! A half-size baguette? A baguette they literally cut in half and give to you for 48¢?? The perfect size! This has radically changed my life, and I mean that in the sincerest way possible.

13 thoughts on “Changing Skies

  1. Yesss, I knew there was a point in time when you’d be eating all the bread. You’re doing just fine Erin, just fine. :)

    1. This city makes more bread than I can keep up with, but I am doing my best!! ;) xo

  2. Beautiful pics! Demi-baquette for 48¢, the very definition of a bargin considering it’s warm, crusty French bread. I would gladly give a limb for a fresh daily morning baguette!

    1. Seriously. Last night’s was one of the best I’ve ever had, it made me wish I’d ordered a whole one. It was just the perfect amount of crunchy and chewy. My god, now I’m craving another one! But yes, it is beyond cheap! xo

  3. Et voilà, quelque chose très importante que j’avais oublié te dire, la demi-baguette ! Eh oui, c’est possible et on fait ça partout ! Ils ne sont pas encore inventé le demi-croissant mais pour toi il ne serais pas intéressant, tu as besoin d’un entier pour parcourir 6 ou 10 km chaque jour ;)

    1. Hahah, le demi-croissant. Non! Je veux le tout! En fait, je veux deux ou trois, mais j’essaye manger juste un. 6 ou 10km, c’est vrai! Heureusement, mon appart est au 3eme etage, donc plus des étapes! xo

    1. I’m going to be so upset when I return home to Metropolitan and their $2.85 baguettes :( xo

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