Monday, August 1, 2011
You won't guess it from these photos, but the last two weeks have been cold and rainy and not at all summer like. Yesterday was the first real sunny summer like day. To celebrate the return of good weather (may it continue like this!), we decided to take a walk and check out Paris Plage. For the past couple of years now, for a month during the summer, the quai of the Right Bank turns into a beach. Yes, you read that right, a beach. Sand is brought in, bright blue beach chairs and umbrellas are set up, hotdog and ice cream stands all line up, ready to serve the beachgoers. And while there are some who sniff at the idea of such artificialness, there are more than enough people who come and enjoy what's on offer.
Where there are normally cars whizzing by, this part of the quai has been turned over to bathing suit wearing sunworshippers.