Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Almost T-Shirt Weather

Today was the perfect, almost spring day. The sun was shining, the wind was calm and the temperature reached a balmy 8 degrees Celsius. I went running in a T-shirt! In order to take full advantage of the day, I went to a metro stop located far east of the Seine. Determined to walk the entire length of the Seine in the Paris city limits and take as many river shots as possible, I wore my sneakers and had my camera in tow. I was about 5 minutes into my walk when I saw the "perfect" picture. I tried to turn my camera on and nothing. Nil. Zip. Freaking out and thinking my camera was broken, I failed to notice the fact that my battery was missing. Since I have one of those lithium ion batteries, I can't just buy one everytime I forget it, so instead of looking at lovely pictures of a beautiful, almost spring day in Paris, you get to look at this nice winter shot of Germany. Sorry!

In other news, students are protesting at the Sorbonne and have been for quite a while. They are making history because they are actually sleeping in the school. 1968 was the last time students were able to occupy the Sorbone during protests, so again, I am experiencing history in the making. Unfortunately, the police decided to use tear gas today. The unfortunate part was my location when this occurred. I decided, since it was such a beautiful day, I had to see Jardin du Luxembourg which is very near the Sorbonne. Wrong place, wrong time.


Vanessa said...

You had to go all the way to France to get tear-gassed!

Julie said...

Springtime in Paris! I want to hear more.

MaMaMe said...

What are they protesting?

thebluechild said...

8 DEGREES CELSIUS??? BALMY??? T-SHIRTS???? u're kidding me! maybe it's coz i've lived ina desert all my life but- BBBBRRRRRRRR!
I'd turn into an icicle if i had to go out in that in a t-shirt.
n thanx for the comment. really picked me up.

Angela in Europe said...

They are striking because there is a new law stating that students under 26 can be fired from their jobs. Before, if a student under the age of 26 worked somewhere, the employer legally could not fire them. Now they can and because the French are used to the socialist system, they are really upset about this new development.