JWG (jwg) wrote,

Sept 29, 1972

from an old journal
Paris: Fri, 29 Sept: Grey again but clearing in the afternoon. Bus to Montmartre to see Sacre Coeur. White bulbous domes on the top of a hill. Not much good glass though - a consequence of the lateness of building probably (19th cent). Couple of neat old French guys feeding birds and being photographed (berets). SC not at all awe inspiring to me - perhaps its newness.

The outside clothes sales along the MM streets are reminiscent of the lower east side (NYC). Except no hard sell. Long walk through various streets to Hengel for music - nice clavichord and harpsichords there - also a positiv organ (5000 f +23% TVA for kit.
[Supper in a "steak" place - good salad dressing - flaming banana looked good] <-- Thurs . Supper at greek place - young people decorated it. La Correspondence bar made of Metro parts - seats, doors, walls with motif. 2 level dining room, stone walls, perhaps fake beams, expensive but good. "antipasto" with weird meat , eggplant.

Les Halles - a bit of meat smell - a lot of disuse and the beginnings of a tearing down mark the end of an era. Still onion soup places. Tall open building with iron work grills.

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