Saturday, September 19, 2009

Day 19: Architecture and Auteuil

After going to the airport with Janet and John, I spent the afternoon with my friend Rhon. An interior designer, he's very knowledgeable about and interested in architecture. We did a walking tour of the Auteuil neighborhood near Bois de Boulogne. It's an up-scale, quiet neighborhood, very different from many of the busy Paris neighborhoods that we've been visiting so far.

We saw buildings designed by architects Hector Guimard and Mallet Stevens. The architectural details were beautiful. Unfortunately the Le Corbusier house that Rhon particularly wanted to see was closed for restoration. I guess we'll just have to return to Paris in the spring!

But I know what you're really interested in is what we ate. We ate at Le Mouton Blanc. Both of us had duck breast with spinach and peaches. For dessert I had the isle flottante (floating island) in the foreground of the photo and Rhon had chocolate fondant with creme cafe arabica. Delicious!

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