Post by kerouac2 on Jun 28, 2019 11:04:47 GMT
Even though we had barely reached 30° earlier this week, I decided to check out the situation on Tuesday evening at 20:30. I took the metro to Porte de la Chapelle and then the tram to Porte de Pantin so that I cross the Parc de la Villette. Some day they will redo the tiles in the metro station and certainly remove the "Saint Denis" and also the lone "La Chapelle" indications in the smaller frames. Other stations already use these names and there is sometimes some confusion. Outside the station, an informal market had been set up.
Inside the tram I admired the doting father looking after the baby in the carriager and also the determination of the other young man to wear appropriate attire for the weather, fashion be damned..
And then I arrived at Porte de Pantin.
I think the Philharmonie still wins the current prize for the strangest looking building in Paris.
I decided to enter the park using the walkways under the building.
This allowed me to discover a reason to return to the Philharmonie without attending a concert or visiting an exhibition -- it has a free belevedere!
I cannot come to Porte de Pantin without visiting the lion fountain, even though I had to backtrack a tiny bit.
The Egyptian exhibition is still going in the Grande Halle.
Flemish dancer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui was also performing with his troupe for a few days. I have seen him in the past and would have liked to go if I had been aware of this sooner.
This is the prairie where free movies are shown from late July to mid August. Sometimes 15,000 people attend.
The park was not too crowded since it was Tuesday and school is not out yet.
And finally I reached the canal de l'Ourcq.