Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Tuesday 22 December - Ternes

I walked over to the Square des Batignolles this morning.  The main line out of Saint-Lazare has eleven tracks.  Three trains are visible in motion here - I have seen up to six.
The Square des Batignolles.  The plane trees in the centre and on the right were planted in 1840 and 1872.  In 2015 they were given the label Arbre Remarquable de France
The water works are attractive
And very much appreciated by the water fowl in this case shell ducks.

The free roundabout was very much in demand by the small kids who had to line up until it was their turn to get a ride. There was a large group of kids all wearing high visibility vests with "Mairie de Paris" on the back.  One little girl couldn't get a seat and was close to tears.  Another mother noticed this and talked to her child who agreed to give up his seat so the little girl could be with her friends.  The look on her face said it all.

We walked up to the Arc de Triomphe to see the crowds. There were a number of electric "trams" which are run by the RATP.(the Paris equivalent of OC Transpo)

These minibuses are being charged - the drivers were all sitting in one of the buses.
Our next stop was the street market just off the Avenue des Ternes for a quick snack then on to FNAC to get some tickets for a performance at La Madeleine next Wednesday.

For dinner we went back to the P'tit Canon where Mary had the lamb shank and I had the magret de canard.  Both were excellent.  Mary needed extra bread because she had to sop up the gravy in the pot as well as on her plate.
Lamb shank
Magret de canard au miel

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