♥ Ru on Sunday, June 16, 2013

Paris Day 5 - Islands at Notre Dame area

 If we'd stayed longer and had plenty of time, it'd be a bliss to have a stroll along the riverbank of the islands and enjoy the scenery along the way.
 Although it's the beginning of Summer we still see bald looking trees around. 

 Depending on how early we are, the streets might just be almost empty. 

 The Maison Berthillon ice cream is really tasty :P I loved ice cream as always.

 As per the recommendation of our mini guide book, we had lunch at Mon Vieil Ami nearby (Addr: 69 rue Saint-Louis-en-l'Ile). It opens at 12pm and food is really very nice here although price is on the high side.

I wonder if that's the standard design of Europe's no entry sign as I recalled seeing this elsewhere too..

Here's photos of the tasty pastry nearby the area as well.

Here's photo of the person blowing bubbles along the river bank. A performance where you will need to pay before you get a photo taking session with them upon request. His english is pretty good from what I had overheard. I'd say that the bubbles are really huge.

Also, another place where you can put your padlocks with names on it and this is one place where you'd probably not get fines. It's a sight seeing place as well as for lovers that believed in the legend where if you write your names on the pad lock, lock it on the bridge and throw the keys away, you'd be together forever. Something along that line from my memory. I wonder if the color of the river is due to the rust of all the keys that are thrown into it.