I have this little routine that I do when I come home after being away so often. The day after I arrive and after doing the chores that have accumulated in my absence, I take a little walk around our neighborhood. Getting reacquainted if you will, with the people in the neighborhood--the cheery folks selling fresh vegetables, my favorite boulanger with my preferred bread. I even take a peek at the couple who take in all our drycleaning. We visit the park that's next to us, just to see if there are still as many pigeons there. Its a nice sort of way to ease back into the home routine.
After Madrid, we decided after the walk to head further out and maybe do a bit of window shopping. We headed towards the Bon Marche but along the way, we got distracted.
In the middle of all the Haussmanian buildings, there seemed to be a quiet square that I had never seen before.
There's even a little slide, perfect for a little one with a yen for big adventures.
What a nice homecoming treat!