Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Paris by chance #27
one of the learnings of big cities: it's easier to go with the flow and to come across places without searching than to find a specific place. i browsed the streets of Montparnasse, looking for Shakespeare bookshop, the meeting place for the next day. and expected it to be in a side street. so i searched and searched. found various other things, among them a mosaic graffiti, a thai restaurant where i had dinner later, and a manga shop, with friendly stuff, who finally pointed me into the right direction: right across Notre Dame. with river view. who would expect that? (which now leads to another learnings: ask. really, people are helpful, and chances are, they make searching and finding much easier.)
to get back to my hotel near Gare St. Lazare, i took a bus. which deliverered, without searching for it: views of Pont Neuf bridge and the Louvre at night, with glass pyramide view. the bus with this pitoresque route is #27, which arrived at the stop before the one i had initially planned to take, #21. chance!