January 1, 2012

As the old year ended and the new year began, we prowled the gray streets around the Etoile under gray skies looking for hints of color, and found them in some unexpected places: the flashing lights around a fender bender near the Etoile, a florist and a restaurant at Place des Ternes, one tourist with a red suitcase, others with umbrellas, lights leading to the skyscrapers of La DĂ©fense as if to a modern Mordor and to Place de la Concorde as if to the Promised Land.

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    Ha! That guy must have hit all those posters (bottom row, far left). DD and I saw essentially the same message scrawled...
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