I had every intention of going to the organic food market this morning – the one called Raspail in the 6th arrondissement – but it was cloudy and threatening rain, so I stayed indoors. And then at 2 pm the sun came out, so I grabbed my camera and went out. I took the metro to Champs Elysées Clemenceau then headed to the Pont Alexandre III, Paris’s most elegant bridge.
I keep running into brides while out on my walks. From the bridge there are steps leading down to the quay.Here’s how Parisians while away a Sunday afternoon. Is this how you spell “while”?Guess what they’re lining up for at this Airstream food truck?Cheeseburger and coleslaw 12 euros, chicken salad 12 euros, cheesecake 7 euros, cookie 6 euros.Here’s another food stand further along. Guess what they’re lining up for?Hot dogs with fried onions. And below at this riverside restaurant appropriately named FLOW….what are they eating? You got it…a big burger platter heaped with crispy fries. A neighbouring food truck was selling Chicago hot dogs. This is the new food fad in France – burgers, fries and hot dogs. Food that I ate throughout the 1970s and 80s in Canada has just come over here now.Another current food fad here is bagels. For 20 years I couldn’t find a decent bagel in this city. Now they’re everywhere. I took these photos to prove a point: the French are loving American-style food.And who the heck says that French kids dress better? Here they’re as sloppily dressed as any self-respecting North American kid.The word for riverside or embankment in French is berge.