Our Sunday in Paris
We attended the Merri ward where we met up with our friends Ana Carina and Timothy Fratta. They were previously members of the Montreal Ward, but moved to Italy about 3 years ago. Meeting up with them in Paris was a real treat.
Here are the Jarvis-Fratta kids in front of the Stravinky Fountain between Centre Pompidou and the Church of St Merri. From Wikipedia you can read that this fountain is "ornamented with the16 works of sculpture, moving and spraying water, representing the works of the composer Igorn Stravinksy. It was created in 1983 by sculptors Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle." The kids are cute too. They are 7 works of art that move incessantly and spray interesting conversations wherever they go. They were created at various times and represent the work of Tim and Ana Carina Fratta and Eric and Catherine Jarvis.
This photo of the kids was taken after our picnic lunch on the steps of St Merri.
The food has been put away, but you can still see them huddling around a few bags of cookies.
Here are the visitors that arrived just seconds after the children left the steps to watch a flash mob that had formed on the square. Amazing that the crumbs of our lunch would attrack such a crowd.
Not to be outdone, Ana Carina gave it a spin too.
A selfie of me! My kids laugh at all my selfies, but I rarely get in any photos unless I take one of myself.
The kids are now on post-gustation clean-up duty since we discovered that the apartment is infested with cockroaches.
That was a unpleasant and disappointing surprise, but what is a trip through Europe for the Jarvis family without a few unexpected surprises. There will be no more leaving food on the counters and the crumbs on the floor will need to be swept up after every meal.
I'm glad we have a three day stopover in Iceland on the way home. I'm hoping that any cockroaches that stow away in our luggage, disembark in Iceland during the stop-over. I'm not planning to go home with uninvited guests.