Friday, August 28, 2020

La Nuit aux Invalides 2020 à Paris

Last night I was supposed to see the annual summer light show at l'Invalides with M&M. I was the one who saw the poster in the metro. I was the one who said, "Let's go!" We got our tickets a week ago. Then last night rolled around. It was all dark clouds and drizzle. On the way over to M&M's in my head I was singing, "DON'T WANNA, don't wanna, don't wanna..." Truth is I hate going out at night. I'm an "extreme lark" the Guardian says.I wake up all bouncy at 3:30 AM, but keel into bed at 8-9 PM comatose. Any Extreme Larks out there? Let's talk at 3:30 AM
Yesterday I even ate a preparatory coffee ice cream cone to keep me up late. It works. No kidding. At M&M's...she was fence-sitting too. Will it rain or won't it? Should we or shouldn't we? Look! its clearing up over there! M&M: "I hate to waste the money." Me: "I'll pay another 25€ Not to go!" "If I call an Ubber? I'll pay!" We were going to take Bus 69. I said,"I will escort you to your car." Last words from M&ampM, "Go take pictures along the Seine" I did, among other things...
First stop Pylone's window across the street.
Flowers sleeping in Patrick Allen's window.
More Summer hats.
Late night eaters at Les Fous De l'Iles.
Ice cream eaters at Pom'Cannelle.
Crossing Pont Marie.
Meredith Mullins sent me a picture. Wish you were here. I was pretty OK at my own Nuit de Lumiere show. Please share with a friend. Please take a look: Paris letters and Maps 💌in my Etsy shop. Stay well PBers ❤️🐻

28 comments:

Bonelle said...

LOVE your night photos...so Edward Hopper!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Oh Edward Hopper so right...I knew there was something about the
Iight...couldn't put my finger on it. Bingo!

Meredith Mullins said...

I love that you made a post out of our adventures. Even the non adventures became adventures. I think we had an equally good time.

Lara said...

Yum...coffee ice cream! When I was a kid my fav thing was coffee frappes (is that just a New England thing?). Hope the caffeine has worn off and you’re dozing

Parisbreakfasts said...

Frappes...they sound so French...

La Table De Nana said...

If someone says come for dinner..7 ish.LOL no way.Thank goodness no one asks.
Homebody ..especially at night.

sukicart said...

Love those store windows at night and the Pont Marie picture is glorious. The bank of clouds look so thick but not menacing.

Sarah said...

I can so relate. We rarely go out at night anymore. But of course Paris might make the difference!
Love the idea of a coffee icecream! Can't keep it in our freezer! Too tempting! Love, love, love your nighttime photos. Starting out with Pylone!! I always find something in that fun store. Shared a tablescape on IG yesterday and someone asked me about the little silver fish on my dish. Pylone! A sardine can of little fish skeltons to use as sardine forks. Love the whimsy and creative touch of this shop. As I said, I always find something fun to bring back to the states.
Have a great weekend!

Jeanie said...

The photos are magnificent. But like you, I rather like cozying in at night. And these days I'm not big on any kind of crowds. The store windows are great. Love the hats and turbans!

Christine B said...

Lovely to see your experiences again !
Stay well xoxoxo

Parisbreakfasts said...

Paris windows, I think are designed and lit for night viewing!

Maxine said...

This is one of your BEST Paris Breakfasts! Thank you. Your photos of the three shop windows along the Seine could inspire a painting or two! If I weren't still caught up with your rooftop pigeons I'd dive right in.

LC said...

Pictures are fabulous.
That ice cream look so damn good

CB said...

Isn't it funny how sometimes you get excited about doing something & then when the time comes...you would much rather stay home. A
" what was I thinking moment"! But you persevere & discover you were glad you did.
Happy Weekend!

Parisbreakfasts said...

The anticipation is often more fun than the event.. Your imagination takes over 😄

Bonnie L said...

Frappe doesn’t sound french at all, with a Boston accent! 😉

Annabella Bray said...

Tres belles pics! La Seine at night 💜 I am a night owl, nothing I enjoy better than wandering a new or familiar place at night, maybe you'll start a new habit, Carol? 😉

Parisbreakfasts said...

I would love to go out more at night to shoot. I used to do the windows with French Girl....
Paris is a spectacular light show.
Why its considered so romantique I guess..

Parisbreakfasts said...

Please send all proceeds to: FEED THE PIGEONS
I think I'll start a go-fund-em fund. They now are getting dinner too!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Their 1st shop was a hole in the wall in Galerie Vivienne.
Dory Greenspan had a plastic ball necklace I drooled over from there and I went and bought one...lord knows who's wesring it now?

Parisbreakfasts said...

I think that is the Louis Phillipe pont all lite up...
I'm standing on Pont Marie, which is unexciting but has wonderful views.

Parisbreakfasts said...

Ha ha
Frapper means to hit in anglais. Who knew

Parisbreakfasts said...

Do Not go to Spain.
Dinner starts at 10 PM!
And then the flamanco dancers perform!! Its a nightmare for Larks.

Parisbreakfasts said...

I had to go back a second time to get the photo.
The woman said 'Café?' before I even opened my mouth. Then she really piled it on. It kept me up for TWO nights!

sukicart said...

If I'd paid more attention, I would have recognized that but I was so entrance by the light and clouds didn't really pay attention to the bridge details.

Kirrabelle said...

Great photos! Even having ice cream can't always psyche you up for a night out if you're not in the mood. Thanks for sharing your great photos of Paris by night, the shop windows are brilliant!

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Me, early bird...but learning to "sleep late" until 5. I know re. wanting to do something at night, but backing out...I enjoyed YOUR show, maybe all the more special because you freed yourself from the other.
Have you converted to the new format? I'm upset by its complexity. I don't seem to be able to write posts on my ipad even with the old format.

Ga From Dekalb said...

Carol, I am practicing posting comments.