Rainy day in Paris

Lord this is such a wonderful city! The beauty of the buildings, the whimsy, the elegance. I’m stunned by Paris. There are so many surprises. The language is soft and flowing; spoken French is poetry, the nuances, the sinuous softness of phrases. Many of the faces on the street are quite beautiful and refined. We’re on day 3 of 7 days in Paris, staying in a small hotel next to the Sorbonne, v. near Notre Dame, it’s a rainy morning, we’re just starting to dial it in (in each big city it takes a while to get your center). After the one bad meal so far of the trip, we’ve had 2 wonderful dinners at cool little restaurants, with nary the sound of the English language.

I’ll be posting some photos in the next few days.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

One Response to Rainy day in Paris

  1. Have a little spare time? At a walking distance of Notre Dame de Paris, visit LA SAINTE CHAPELLE :my favorite construction of the medieval period…a stone squeleton full of stain glass that changes according to the outside light. Smaller that those large cathedral, arc en boutant, gargouilles, etc(sorry don't know the anglish translation

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