Hi Everyone —
Harold and I flew to Paris yesterday. Our hotel room was not ready when we arrived, so we decided to do a walkabout with our traveling friends. With no definite plans in mind, I suggested that we hunt up the needlepoint shops that I had garnered from various Facebook postings.
The first and most famous of these is only about 100 steps from our hotel!
Tapisseries de la Bucherie is a small, brightly lit shop. One woman was painting canvases by hand while we were there!
I did purchase a few items — and was given permission to take a photo of the shop.
The non-stitchers in our group were fascinated by this spiral staircase inside the shop:
So — that was quick! We next decided to walk to the other shop which we were told was about a 30 minute walk. So we crossed the river and walked past Notre Dame cathedral and crossed a second river. It was difficult to follow the map that the hotel had given us because of lack of detail, and after several map consultations and man-on-the-street interviews, we ultimately got our google maps to direct us.
After a nice lunch (I was starving) which had us straying from our direct route, we made our way to Sajou, known for its scissors.
I also asked if I could take photos of this shop — it was also brightly lit and beautiful. When I went to take a photo of the scissors, I had to wait while they fixed the display that I had disturbed while making my selection!
You can see that it is a beautiful shop.
It was a long walk back and although the men weren’t too interested in the shops, it did give some structure to our “wandering about”.