London -- The Cotswolds -- Paris
May 15-29, 2005
On our first morning, following our elegant breakfast at the Hotel Prince de Galle, we wandered through the Ile St-Louis, stopping in the shops and for gelato -- great gelato -- at Amorino.  It's on a corner of the main street not far from Berthillon. From there we strolled around the Notre Dame taking numerous photos and spent a fair amount of time looking for a specific bus stop.  I have yet to get into St. Chapelle, but the lines were just too long to handle in the oppressive heat.
So mid-afternoon comes and we're melting.  This is a perfect time to visit the Musee d'Orsay.  I was pleased (and surprised) that we were allowed to use our cameras.  There is not a lot to do in Paris that is in air-conditioning, so it came as another surprise that there was no line to enter.  Following our museum visit and to get out of the heat, we spent a couple of hours resting and reading in our hotel room until it cooled off in the evening.

Photograph by Shirley