Today, I will treat you to some of my favorite photos that I have taken during the last two weeks of lockdown .  I am going to miss the empty streets without a lot of people and clear skies with birds chirping.  Yesterday, I went into some new streets in 5e and encountered some unpleasant people.  So, the tension is out there.  It is time for all of us to be careful.  Nerves are on edge.  Just sayin…….  Give it a week or two (or more) to calm down.  (Hopefully.) This is all exhausting.  And, during lockdown, I took a break from wine.  Not because of a reason other than I was too cheap to stock up on it and did not want to go to the grocery store.  So, my nerves could use a good glass of wine or two about now.  On Monday, the shops will open, but not the restaurants and cafes.  So, life will be a little different.  (A LOT)    Already, the rudeness is prevalent.  So, all the consideration that I got for a brief moment in time is gone.  (sigh.)  Meanwhile…….  the favorite photos.  You may have seen some of these before.  I think most of them are new. Sorry I cannot identify all of them.  I will try.

My neighborhood florist’s window.  Stanislas Draber, 19 rue Racine – 6e


The Panteon.     5e up the street from me.


I bought a bouquet of gorgeous tulips for Easter at Stanislas Draber.  He took a risk selling them to me (on the street).


I was walking down a back street in 5e (avoiding people) and saw this building.  Frankly, I don’t think a lot of buildings are pretty.  But, this one caught my eye.  I wish I had gotten the top of it with more sky.  But, I like the photo, anyway.  I don’t know what the name of the street is.  For me, it is a “cut-through” .   But it goes by the Sorbonne and will be crowded once the students are back in class.  ???


This is Odeon Square near my apartment.  I like photos of the sky and this shot is a “sky” picture.


This is the University of Paris Philosophy Library of the Sorbonne.  I sometimes sit on the fountain in the area in front of this building and drink my fresh orange juice that I got a Carrefour for my walk.  It probably has another name, but I don’t know what it is.


This is Church of Saint-Sulpice  I was looking for somewhere to light May candles for my family but everything was closed.


Jardin of Luxembourg.  Up the street.  Gates are closed and locked.  This shot is from outside the iron gates.


This is a statue of Auguste Compte, a French philosopher.  It is in the square where I drink my orange juice by a fountain.


This is a church in 5e.  I just liked the shot.  Closed with a garden behind gates.


The Seine down the street.  Petit Pont Bridge to the other side.  Paris 5e.


The Odeon   Closed.  Gorgeous inside.  6e.  Down the street from me.  (sigh)


It is not that easy to find flowers on my walks.  As I walked down Saint Germain in 6e, I saw these geraniums.


I just like this shot of the Luxembourg Garden trees.  So, I will close with this one.


So, you see, I am just walking for an hour, more “wandering” with my camera.  The shots are interesting to me and I enjoy the time spent outside.  I am hoping to go further once the cafes and restaurants open and I can sit and rest, get a coffee, and go to the rest room.  But, for now, I am staying 1 kilometre from home (rules of lockdown).  So, that is just a taste of Paris in May.  Springtime in Paris.  (sigh).  And, I am lucky that my friend is allowing me to rent her 6e Studio apartment for a year.  Stay tuned……

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Jay W. MacIntosh (born Janet Tallulah Jewell) is a retired attorney, actress, and writer from the United States, living in Paris, France. She is a member of the California Bar and selected to the 2018, 2019, 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers list. She holds a Master’s Degree in Drama from the University of Georgia and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Zodiac Scholastic Society. As an actress, she is a member of The Actors Studio, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), SAG-AFTRA, and ASCAP, performing in film and television in the United States and France. Her published works include Journal of Janet Tallulah, Volume 1, Journal of Janet Tallulah, Volume 2, The Origins of George Bernard Shaw’s Life Force Philosophy, Moments in Time, Capturing Beauty, JAYSPEAK on the Côte d’Azur, and Janet Tallulah.


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