A Madonna and child bisque and porcelain prayer font found today at the brocante at Parc des Princes. It's a 15-minute walk from our apartment. On a cold and rainy day, very few people turned out and perhaps only 50 percent of the usual vendors were present. The brocante takes place every spring and fall at the Paris-St. Germain football stadium in the 16th-arrondisement.
At the Jean Bouin sports stadium across the street - home of rugby champions Stade Francais - an outdoor running and jumping competition had students from schools throughout Paris shivering in their running shorts.
After the brocante, I came home for lunch and watched the Ethan Hawke-Julie Delphy film "Before Sunset," which is set in Paris. It's the follow-up to "Before Sunrise," in which a couple meet on a train in Europe and spend a memorable day together.
In the sequel, they meet again when he's in Paris to promote his book. I love the idea of people meeting after a long time apart and sharing their stories of what happened in the interim. And how have you spent your Saturday?
It's rare to find an entire set of wooden bingo numbers from the 1940s. I see dealers at places like Vanves selling the numbers for three to five euros per piece. I bought the whole box for 20 euros! Curiously, the thin cardboard box has a heavy glass top.