|Looking down at the boats on the right bank, from the Pont Alexandre III.|
Early this morning, I walked the most direct route to the Petit Palais, at a fairly good clip. Thirty-six minutes it was. Of course, the museum isn't open that early, so I sat on a park bench behind the imposing statue of Winston Churchill, near the entrance to the Petit Palais. After just a few minutes rest, I was ready to turn back toward home.
|The back of the Winston Churchill statue by the Petit Palais.|
|Flowers and free bicycle on the Esplanade des Invalides.|
|Golden statue on the Pont Alexandre III.|
|Looking toward the Eiffel Tower from the Pont Alexandre III.|
|Filet mignon with crispy fries and pepper sauce at La Gauloise.|
The chef also does escargots well, so we shared six of those. Each snail came in its own little ceramic pot with melted butter and herbs!
|Individually potted escargots at La Gauloise.|
My bass and vegetables came with a little pot of tangy yet smooth beurre blanc. Slivers of roasted eggplant were especially yummy with that sauce.
|Bass filet with roasted vegetables and beurre blanc at La Gauloise.|
|Champ de Mars and Eiffel Tower in the evening.|
Now it is time to go back to work!