Sunday, January 04, 2009

back from paris

sainte chapelle

eiffel tower on a cold foggy day

versailles gardens

institut du monde arabe (jean nouvel)

'Chinatown'--13th arr. Les Olympiades residential tower blocks

Parc des Buttes Chaumont (Haussmann's folly)--note the faux bois concrete work

Centre Pompidou from a distance

the main entrance to our apartment

through the main door

and up the stairs

32 weeks. lovely old mirror in the living room

matthew washing dishes

a neighbor's cat who liked to come inside the apartment. i named him maurice.

22 comments:

Stephanie said...

It looks like a beautiful time - and that apartment is gorgeous.

I may need to look up Maurice when I go in March.

Le Bouton said...

tell all! tell all! i can't wait to hear and see!

Lola Is Beauty said...

I like maurice!

Sara said...

welcome back!

Marion said...

Oh ! Terrific !!!!!! Lovely pics
And happy new year !!

Have you been to the APC outlet store I told you about ????

erica said...

we did indeed go to the surplus store, but they didn't have much in our sizes. i'm still bummed i missed the web sales, i think that would have been cheaper. oh well!

erica-knits said...

erica! You look so cute in your Paris outfit! I was shocked to see that the mittens made it to Paris! :D The apartment is really nice, do recommend renting in Paris as opposed to hotels? And what an adorable kitty, it's nice he felt he could fit right it.

Kate G. said...

welcome back! what beautiful pictures from paris and can i just say you look awesome at 32 weeks!

Michelle said...

Look how cute you guys and your adopted cat are! What a cute apartment too :P

erica said...

erica-
i love my mittens so much, they were toasty warm and perfect for Paris.

the apartment belongs to my adviser, who kindly let us stay there. i don't know how cost effective it is, but i really loved having a kitchen and washing machine for the 6 days. it was so nice to buy pain au chocolat every morning for breakfast with our yogurt. we hardly ate out and packed sandwiches for our excursions.

food, museums, and metro/RER were our main expenses, and we managed to stay under 40 euros/day total. the apartment really helped cut food costs, it seemed.

Carissa said...

40 EUR a day for two? That's amazing! I was in Paris 2.5 years ago...longing to go back, seeing your photos. You seem to have packed really well!

Le chat is really adorable, too.

Jessica said...

extremely delightful. I hope you had the best time while in Paris, I love that city

primoeza said...

Lovely. I am very envious. Even tho' you were in paris, I love the pics of mathew washing up and maurice, which really could be anywhere!

chelsea said...

How wonderful. That 3rd to last picture is darling. I love that room! What a glorious apt. lucky you!

up and down town said...

you look great. what wonderful pictures.
do you speak french?
he totally looks like a maurice.

erica said...

once upon a time i spoke french, but it's become quite rusty in the past 5 years or so. i still managed to get my point across half the time, but it made me a bit wistful for not having kept working on the language.

maurice had a crazy eye, sometimes i thought he might attack, but overall he was a sweet cat.

kate said...

welcome home! i love the shot of the stairs. and the versailles gardens.

erica said...

thanks! as much as i enjoyed Paris, i am very happy to be home again with my kitties and down comforter...

Stephanie said...

beauuuutiful pictures!!!! the apartment you stayed at looks cool- i love that stairway! did you make any purchases?

erica said...

i bought an aviator hat, will post photos as soon as i find the camera usb cable.

xs said...

hope you had a great time! the apartment is adorable.

Moya said...

I'm glad you had a great time--that's a beautiful apt and Maurice is a beautiful chat.

I also ate way too many pains au chocolate while I was home. They are so yummy with coffee.