Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Paris in the Pink...
A few random window shopping moments... This crazy pink Christmas tree.. if it is a Christmas tree, it was kind of bizarre, and had a structure all in black hanging below it that looked like an inverted tree, so I'm not exactly sure what it was meant to be. It was in a window display near the Champs-Elysees which was showcasing cars... like this life size Barbie car. My photo does not show the Barbie car detail, and it was trimmed with tons of little rhinestones. What girl wouldn't want a hot pink bling car? You could drive it to the plastic store, where you could buy just about anything you wanted made of pink plastic. Our favorite pink moment of the day... a public bathroom in a park equipped with pink toilet paper!!!
Lest you think all we do is shop, Matt took us over to 5th arrondissement to see where he goes to school at the Catholic University of Paris. Colleges are different in Paris, big city buildings with out a real campus. His school actually has a small courtyard which, unfortunately was closed for break this week.
Matt gave us a history lesson by taking us to the Arènes de Lutèce, the remains of a 1st century roman arena. We also went by the Pantheon although I admit that we didn't go to visit the dead philosophers in as we were enjoying the sunshine!
He also took us to a very quaint restaurant area, where were were able to fulfill one or Sarah's Paris wishes, a crepe dinner in an adorable cafe.
My college boy, in front of his school.
Arènes de Lutèce
The Pantheon, decked out for Christmas