Keep looking (up)

Montparnasse trainyard sunset reflected

We took an evening stroll. First, our goal was to check out the neighborhood. Then I had an idea. Here we are near “Montparnasse” and the very name suggests some kind of elevated landform—so let’s go find the top of it!

We kept thinking we’d gotten to it, then would see off at another angle that that street kept rising. Gently, but upward.

This walk-and-look strategy lead us finally to the area around the Montparnasse train station. This station is underground, in a big arc that allows many lines to link here. In fact, we changed trains here this morning.

We walked most of the way around the station, essentially, finding this spot the highest on the street. Bonus: good view of the Eiffel Tower off in the distance. But the sunset sky was off to our right, over the trains.

Sculpture on a grand scale

Tour eiffel from afar sunny fall day

To BFF KW: yesterday was ATL. THIS is Paris!

Traveled safely on time (plane), made connections (three trains), walked, laid in the sun here, walked more, viewed wonders (including barges on Seine, trains overhead), checked in, got web-connected, napped, downloaded photos, and now, blogged. This is modern life.

Favorite food of the day (so far): tartine. It’s a large slice of fine bread (from a boule) with chopped steamed veggies, topped with cheese, broiled. Oh, yum.