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My immune system went kerSPLAT after my voice lesson on Monday evening, and I’ve been dealing with a full-blown cold since Tuesday morning, complete with not much sleep, runny nose, sneezing and sinus pressure. However, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Yesterday I spent virtually all day indoors, resting and watching hours of Upstairs Downstairs; this morning I made myself get up and get on the train. I was planning to go to Ménilmontant, in the 20ème, but the magenta line (#4) was unbelievably slow today, stopping for several minutes at every station, and for at least ten at St. Sulpice. So I finally got off the train at Cité, which is right on the banks of the Seine, by Notre Dame. I wandered around for a while, had a sandwich for lunch, and took a few pictures before coming back to my room and crashing.

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“Love locks” on the Pont de l’Archevêché.

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This has me baffled. I’m crabby about Paris? Sometimes.

Time for some jus d’orange and some quality time with the Fauré Requiem.

Bisous,
Anne

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