jeudi 3 décembre 2009

Snippets (walking back home)

I love walking home after a hard day of study. I like how crisp the air is, and the smell of grilled chestnuts sold by street vendors, and the way elegant Parisian women trot briskly in their heels. I go through some of my favorite bits of Paris, and I like noticing the small things, like the way a laundromat has its windows all steamed up, or the new Xmas decorations in the trees.

Next to my house is a candy floss stand. Candy floss happens to be what we call in French my péché mignon(my sweet sin: usually refers to food).Please note that we use the evocative name of "Daddy's beard" (Barbapapa) for this childish confection. Last night I felt very happy and carefree, so I thought I deserved to celebrate a nice walk home with spun sugar.

Before a long, internet-less weekend of hard studying, I wish everyone their favorite péché mignon in the days to come.

6 commentaires:

  1. Your photos always stir my wanderlust ways so perfectly. Whether I'm reading Adam Gopnik's Paris to the Moon or reading your delightful blog, I'm taken to France if only for a few minutes here or there.

    Have a wonderful rest of the week.

  2. Beautiful pictures!
    I love how the French call it candy floss. I think I'll have to add that to my kids' vocabulary. :)

  3. Love the view at the river. The lights must be lovely!

    Be sure to take a break or two from your studies this weekend!

    Oh, and what Britni said...

  4. I love seeing the atmosphere that sounds other people. Your pictures are beautiful and stir up more love for Paris then i thought i had. There is a little place in New York i love, right out side of a sushi house. They sell cotton candy also.