And I had to include this even though it's a poor picture because we've seen St. Denis carrying his head and in this picture, he's about to lose it. There was another statue or painting of him side Notre Dame and I think it's because he is the patron saint of France. Plus he does have an interesting story!
And back outside...dog tourists!
Incredibly enough, I'm not done yet. I wanted to get pictures of the flying buttresses because they're very ornate for buttresses plus I wanted to visit the "deportation memorial" in memory of the 200,000 French citizens who were killed or died in German camps. It's behind the cathedral so I started walking down along the side of the building to get there and just had to stop every few feet and take yet another picture (no, they're not all here). The sides and the back are so very ornate and so lovely. Again, the front gives no clue of that. So, here we go.
I walked to Sainte-Chappelle after I finally finished here. The deportation memorial was closed, by the way, which was a disappointment. And when I got to the entrance there was a line of course so I got in it like a good girl and waited and waited and waited a little more but at least moving as I waited. And that was for the security check. When finished with that, went into the courtyard and there was another long line for buying tickets. So I got in that - in the hot sun - and waited and waited and waited and didn't move. And finally decided "okay, I'm not doing this - I'll come back in the morning on another day" and I left. And walking back to where I was going to catch the metro back home here's what I found and it IS the type of metro stop Chris was asking about. There are only 144 of them in the city and so I was happy to find this one.
Saw that walking back from the metro stop to the apartment during which I got totally twisted around. Got home to my oven, worked on the blog out in the park area, did a little more grocery shopping, saw a sushi place and later went and bought a roll for dinner and oh, boy - it was good. I have been eating really strangely since I've been here and am going to try and do a little better. But not a McBaguette!!!
And on that hilarious note, I'm signing off for the night and guess what? I'm caught up!! Yippee.