I was quite lazy today. I never left the island!
I walked a short distance to the southern side of the island (towards the 5th arrondissement), walked a bit down onto the quay, and then back up (as there were no available places to sit – it was all filled with picnics). I did sit and read, in the sunshine, on a traffic pylon, facing across the Seine. My view was what you see in the picture above. The gathering on the left is listening to a small band playing loud enough to carry across the river.
To my left you can see the bridge (Pont de la Tournelle) a little further upstream.
To my right is the upstream end of Île de la Cité, viewing Notre Dame though the Square de l’Île de-France park. In the foreground on the right are the traffic pylons one of which I was using as a stool.
And, as you can, tourists everywhere – I am simply adding to the population.
I later wandered over to Le Lutétia on the island’s opposite side by Pont Louis Philippe. I sat outside watching the world (at least a large part of it) go by. I ordered un express (Lavazza), that is, an espresso by the Italian company Lavazza, which is one of the dominant brands in France. The menu listed décaféiné (decaffeinated) as well and for the same price of €2,70. That means there is at least one place I can take Jan when she gets here!