Konceptet med en dag til fri leg efter en konference er god nok, men jeg tror nu nok, at Paris bør opleves med lidt ektra tid i bagagen. Jeg brugte lørdag (i  går) på at vandre rundt og nyde byen i en meget koncentreret form, for der er ikke meget tid at give af, når man skal være i lufthavnen kl. 16. Det blev nu alligevel til en del.

The concept of having a day for free time after a confence is a good on, but I think that Paris should be experienced with more time to spare. I used Saturday (yesterday) by walking around and enjoying the city in a quite concentrated for, as there is not much time to waste, when you have to be at the airport at 4 pm. However, I still managed quite a bit.

 

Jeg startede med at tage metroen til Petit Palais, hvor jeg fra Ravelry vidste, at der var en strikkecafe lørdag formiddag. Det var der også, men ingen af dem talte engelsk og jeg taler (desværre) ikke fransk, så det var lidt akavet. Jeg valgte at smutte efter en halv times tid og kiggede i stedet på museet. Meget smukt, og så er der gratis adgang – ikke dårligt. Bagefter vandrede jeg over Alexanderbroen og forbi Dome des Invalides hele vejen ned til Bon Marche, hvor jeg købte frokost.

I started by taking the metro to Petit Palais, where I – thanks to Ravelry – knew of a knitting cafe, which met there every Saturday morning. It was there, but as none of them spoke much English and I don’t speak much French, it turned out being a bit strange. I left after a cafe creme and half an hour and instead spent some time looking at the museum. It is very beautiful and there is free admission – not bad.  Afterwards I walked over the Alexander bridge and past Dome des Invalides all the way down to Bon Marche, where I bought lunch.

Jeg havde fundet adressen på et par strikkebutikker hjemmefra, men jeg valgte at prioritere og brugte resten af min dag oppe i Monmatre, hvor jeg slæbte min kuffert op af trapperne til Sacre Coeur, med akut sukkertrang som resultat (jeg havde heldigvis chokolade med til præcis sådanne situationer). Det var desværre en diset dag, så udsigten over Paris var fin, men ikke blændende. Resten af tiden brugte jeg i de mange stofbutikker i området med det forventede resultat – 12 m stof kom med mig hjem!

I had found the adress on a couple of yarn shops over the internet, but I choose to prioritize and use the rest of my day up at Monmatre. I lugged my suitcase all the way up the stairs at Sacre Coeur, which resulted in acute sugar need (luckily I had chocolate in my bag for exactly such situations). It was a rather cloudy, rainy day, so the view was ok, but not fantastic. I used the rest of the time in the area looking at and spending money in the many fabric shops – the result was a net increase of my fabric stash with 12 m.

 

Tak for alle de gode forslag I gav da jeg fortalte om turen. Det var til stor nytte og megen inspiration. Nu skal jeg så bare have fundet nogle gode snitmønstre, så jeg kan få omdannet noget af al mit nye stof til lækre nederdele og bluser.

Thank you for all the good suggestions you gave when I told about this trip. They were of real use and made for much inspiration. Now I only need to find some good sewing patterns, so I can make some pretty things out of all my new fabric.

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