Saturday, August 26
Dragon made of recycled aluminum, cardboard, plastic, and steel, in the Jardin des Plantes.
edition of Le Parisien featured a
whole page on the issue I brought up earlier this summer, and that is that
more and more Parisians speak English and they do so willingly. The headline was “The Parisians are not
such idiots in English!” They
interviewed four very good looking young tourists from
percent of the tourists in
All over the
world, it seems, people are generally acknowledging that some knowledge of
English is almost essential.
Just when I was
finally getting to know French pretty well . . . .
Alas, for many
of us, summer is drawing to an end.
Our friends from
J and M will
soon be going back to Sanibel, too.
But our friend Alan will be returning to
At the end of
the week, we make our big move over to the apartment near Saint Sulpice,
where we will remain for the rest of September. My aunt wrote to me that she knows someone
who spent part of a summer studying organ
at the Saint Sulpice. He said that
in order to get to the organ console, he had to walk out on the roof and back
in! Has anyone else ever heard of
that? I’ll have to check it out. Here’s a detailed photo of the organ
console, and an interesting web page about the organ and church.