Thursday, September 27, 2018

Walking along the Seine

No jet lag to speak of here but too relaxed post-Maine to knuckle down to present matters.. Mind you I have been to see; KLIMT: ATELIER DES LUMIERES, CARRAVAGIO INROME, RELAIS DESSERTS and EBLOUISSANTE VENISE. Reports to come soon I promise. Meanwhile I'm still WALKING DAILY, mostly along the Seine.
And what a revelation it is to see Notre dame in morning light.
I can reccommend it to all Paris visitors.
Its definitely not crowded
You can walk under so many bridges, all different in design. There are 36 ponts. I've walked under about 5 so far...
Are these trawlers? They bring jam and butter to Paris. They were much missed when the Seine was high in March.
Morning light is stunning. But morning doesn't begin until 7:05am these days. I'm not one to walk in the pitch dark.
American painter EDWARD HOPPER may have walked the same path whilst living in Paris for 2 years. He said it took him 10 years to get over Europe once back in Greenwich village.
This Hopper view is on the other side of the Seine
An early bird Urban Sketcher taking advantage of the light on Pont des Arts
I've been told my Arcopedico shoes are not good for proper walking. All suggestions are welcome. My feet are not a pretty sight...wide and bumpy. I have absolutely no problem finding a proper breakfast post-promenade. Walking is a wonderful way, maybe the best way to see Paris. Come join me! Thanks for reading Parisbreakfast. If you'd like to receive Parisbreakfast letters and maps in your mailbox, look in my Etsy shop. 
BONNE WALKIES!

35 comments:

  1. I wondered where your light show was..will Google!I love your pics and paints..my feet are wide with a very high arch from many preteen years of ballet and I think genes from someone along the line.I love my Keens.They look like a Mary Jane with 2 straps.Can walk and walk.
    Any interest in giving tours?I think you would be great!
    Or an art lesson or two at fave spots?:)

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    1. Givng Art lessons definitely!
      I dont know about tours...hmmm
      Maybe after I've been walking longer..qui sait?
      I have natural born flat feet from day one.
      I wear DrScholl Activ Gel inside my present shoes and my feet feel fine..
      But everyone says....

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  2. Kathryn10:15 AM

    Funny (NOT!!) - you look like you have the left-side bunion (so do I - no sandals in summer for moi - waaaaaaaaa!)

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    1. Ahem...I think I have bunions on both sides :()

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  3. Halley10:20 AM

    Did the artist Hopper mean that ("get over") statement in a good way?

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    1. He clearly missed Europe, but he certainly evolved from there!

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  4. Love the photos (and watercolor)!

    60 degree high here in Denver today - 87 tomorrow!

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  5. I am so happy to see the Pont des Arts free of those ugly locks of love. Too bad they had to resort to plexiglass to keep the locks off. I was able to enjoy the bridge back in 2006 before the locks became a craze. Love the photos! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I know exactly how you feel Cheryl!
      Sadly the idiots are now putting them on lamposts now
      I want to take wire cutters and have a go at them,!
      Grrrrrr

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  6. Adelle10:58 AM

    Love this post! Did my thesis on Edward Hopper!
    Actually coming to Paris next week! Can’t wait!

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  7. Hi Carol!
    I have same situation with my feet! Best shoe ever #1 ARA (style LUCY) has built in slices of vents where our bumps are. The other is WOLKY check out their wedge sandals. I'll email you both!

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    1. Thank you for the Great suggestions Lynn !!

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  8. Love walking anywhere in Paris, but especially along the Seine. My foot problem is feet that are very, very narrow so I walk right out of almost all shoes. I'm always looking for one that will remain on my feet.

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  9. A week from today I will be in Paris! So excite -- staying at a spot called Les Jardins du Eiffel and hope to be making some of these very same walks! The Lumiere des Artistes is on my calendar, either Friday or Saturday. Do you have a special time you might be visiting on one of those days and I'll try to get my ticket for the same time. Nothing would make me more excited than to see Carol G. of Paris B. in person!

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    1. The Klimt light show? I saw it last week Jeanie. I might avoid the weekend..maybe more crowded than on a weekday when we went..
      I'll see you by the Seine!

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  10. My favorite are Mephisto "Rush" walking shoes - a little pricey. And they are available in Paris !! The walking shoes tend to be wider than average, plenty of room for foot/toe issues. I have been wearing for over 25 years and never any problem. Even possible to get them resoled.

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  11. Coco Jobard3:23 PM

    Voilร  รงa y est
    Youpi
    Top The Mercedes of walking shoes au
    Au Vieux Campeur 80 Bd St Germain

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  12. Candace3:29 PM

    I have logged thousands of miles, in Paris and elsewhere, in SKETCHERS!
    Love them for my wide feet with high arches 70 year old feet......I own a variety of styles, all washable, and am currently putting on about 12 miles each day, enjoying the Oregon coast. Order from their web site.
    Enjoy!

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  13. regarding FOOTWEAR! Fortunately, you are in exactly the right place bc Arche, a French label, is THE BESt footwear for walking in the entire world. Their leather will conform to your foot while giving support. My favorite is the Baryky model (a SOFT bootie with crepes sole) although I have others I love almost as must. I have done a 3 week walking tour (covering 4 countries) in 2 pairs of Baryky’s and not had a single moment of discomfort. They are pricey but the last and they totally have made all my other shoes second class citizens.
    Cio and thanks again for the Beauty you create

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    1. I will definitely check them out Kay
      THANKS

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  14. Carol3:45 PM

    Walking along the Seine was my favorite activity when in Paris several years ago. I love KEENS for walking and I have wide bumpy feet too....but you won’t pass for a Parisian wearing them!

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    1. You would be very surprisedat the big running shoes Parisians wear everyday!
      Shocking IMHO ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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    2. KEENS are in France!
      https://www.chaussures.fr/keen.html

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  15. When I tried to comment, I could not. I cleared my cookies a couple of days ago and lost all my connections and passwords. I can't satisfy google now with what I think is my correct password. I never had trouble before. Help!

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    1. Blogger can be very fickle.of latej..wish I could help.
      Rebooting sometime helps Caterina
      Sorry

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  16. Tres belle photos! Walking is my raison d'etre - keep it up! ๐Ÿ’œ

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    1. What shoes do you wear Anabella?

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  17. Janine7:54 PM

    Your feet are just like mine...keep on walking and sending us the beautiful pictures.
    Thank you,

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    1. Will do so long as they are NOT MY FEET!
      Except when I get the NEW SHOES !!!

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  18. Winewalker7:58 PM

    Good to see you back in Paris. And what a terrific walk/ cheers

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  19. Michelle1:40 AM

    I highly recommend DANSKO ballet-type sneakers. I’ve logged hundreds of walking miles on them and they aren’t too bulky, allow my feet to breathe and are comfy! They are a couple seasons ago, so your only purchase options are likely online. Several colors. I have two :)
    I enjoy your blog immensely, as I love your painting style and I greatly miss my Paris work layovers :)
    Good luck in your search for comfy shoes!

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    1. Ah...ha...they are available on Amazon.de
      Dansko dans Kohaven Haven Women: Amazon.de: Schuhe & Handtaschen
      https://www.amazon.de/Dansko-DanskoHaven-Haven-Damen/dp/B078YBYZ6Q

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  20. Here's a great WALKING POST from CUP OF JO

    https://cupofjo.com/2018/03/walking-makes-you-happier-smarter/

    Inspiring!

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  21. I love following your journey and your art is inspiring. For the most comfortable shoes in the world - designed in New Zealand and made from wool try Allbirds www.allbirds.co.nz (available worldwide I think) since purchasing these shoes I have not bought any other shoes I can walk for miles and they are on my feet from dusk until dawn. Celia downunder NZ

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    1. Thnks Celia
      I will def look them up. They must soft!

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