A month and a half into my new life here in Paris and I am reminded every single day how much I have missed the sun! The weather is considerably warmer than in Copenhagen, and I think I had forgotten that. Living in Scandinavia, I think my body got used to the cold - although it didn't feel like it then. Also, living so centrally in the heart of the city adds a different tempo to our lives. In Copenhagen we were in the suburbs next to a beautiful park and lake. It was quiet and tranquil. In Paris, it's all about street noise, the cars, the unbelievably numerous recycling and rubbish trucks, the people shouting and singing all hours of the day and night, the sirens and living so close to noisy neighbours!
I wonder if one day I will get bored telling people how beautiful a city Paris is! The buildings, the architecture but also the street life are the elements that make Paris the special city it really is.
Below you'll find a couple of photos of the Picasso Museum's café. Did you know Pablo Picasso left about 60,000 pieces of art, paintings, sketches, sculptures, ceramics, etc... which needed to be split between the French government (for tax reasons) and his family. His fortune at the time was estimated at $900 million.
The Marais is one pretty area of Paris with its little streets, small boutiques and hidden courtyards. You have to be a little nosy when wandering around this maze of narrow streets to be able to discover some hidden gems, unusual bars, staircases and interesting shops.