the marais is perhaps the friendliest of all the arrondisements in paris.
why even the sidewalks are polite:
so on our last day, tim and i fueled up early, and walked the oldest area of the city,
where style and culture clash and re-form on a daily basis:
every where we turned, people were greeting us,
or, at times,
we returned to the places des vosges,
where the chocolatier in chicago got their name inspiration,
were i have drawn inspiration for settings,
where we have purchased winter coats and eaten frites:
it has hidden courtyards OFF it's own courtyard.
even modernity gets it's due in the marais:
and i "prayed" a little at the temple of l'eclaireur . . .
'cause you gotta bring back souvenirs!