i’m settling into my new home in evreux, and the best way to get to know a place is to walk! i didn’t want to carry weight, so i took my point and shoot with me. which i regret. i always have a mental debate: sore shoulders, pretty photos OR happy shoulders, not-so-pretty photos? It’s a tough call! so please excuse my not-so-pretty photos.
i <3 <3 <3 the river in my new town, the river Iton. It’s everything that the seine in paris isn’t. crystal clear, ducks swimming around, full of fish, little waterfalls, pretty flowers lining all the bridges… so perfect.
13… 14… 15… this place is full of them! i underestimated how seriously the french take their bakeries. i expected 2, 3 max in evreux. well. this makes it tough. i’m going to have to actually pick a favorite. i have… options? a choice? i was content to have only one bakery, but now i have 15+! and i only explored two quartiers (areas, districts) today. … which means… there are more to be discovered… and to choose from…!
here they are together. the church and the carousel. this is a pairing i never would’ve thought of. but it’s so perfect and i love it. kind of like when someone tells you about the honey mustard + soy sauce + curry powder combination. or rose + raspberry + litchi. or matcha + french pastries. you like them, but you don’t think of putting them together. and when you do… instant love. forever. and ever. so now, carousels and cathedrals are inseparable in my mind.
*bonus points for those who understood my reference to my two favorite patissiers!
the. farmer’s market.
oh my gosh. when i was in dallas, i missed the farmer’s market in austin. austin’s market is wonderful. but. this one. I LOVE. twice a week. merchants who i’m going to charm and talk to and learn all sorts of things about whatever they are selling. snails. cheese. strawberries. figs. tomatoes. i am going armed with an empty stomach + SLR camera next time!
i looked left, looked right… and quickly plucked an apple off the tree and threw it into my purse. *ahem* sorry. it had to be done. but if it makes you feel better, it tasted very sour so i won’t be stealing anymore apples ever! i just wanted to pluck an apple off a tree, since it seems like someone everyone should do that at least once in their lives.
i think evreux has given me a very nice first impression :)
posted by cathy at 1:43 am on september 20, 2009 although she really considers it september 19 about the things she did earlier today in evreux. and the reason why she is posting so late is not because of jetlag but because she doesn’t have a hairdryer yet, is cold, and is waiting for her wet hair to become dry so she can go to bed.