Our last day in Paris was a rainy one. Not many people were out.
It was a good day to go see some of the historic and beautiful passages, the old covered shopping areas that are probably precursors to the modern malls, though it was not a great day to shop there, as most of the shops were closed.
We could never really figure out when things were to be opened for business. Few shops or restaurants posted their hours of business. We finally decided that they were open when they wanted to be, and closed when they didn't want to be opened.
This was a typical door sign.
We did find some fantastic kitchen supply shops open. They were shops that catered to foodies, professional chefs, and restaurants. Julia Child surely shopped here. Several had photos from their long-ago, historic pasts. What amazed me was that they looked exactly the same now, except for the addition of a few plastic bags and some fire extinguishers.
Without spending much money we ran out of shopping time, as well as museum time, sight-seeing time, Paris time.
We headed to the airport, and made it safely back to Boston, with so many beautiful memories of our time in the glorious City of Light.
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