But it was warm then, and humid, and I was very pleased to have picked up this little shift in a mix of small geometric prints -- my favourite shape for a dress. The bare legs, Birkenstocks, and Roots cross-over bag might not be the most elegant styling, but I fit in just fine on the Paris streets and my Birkenstocks accommodated my heat-swollen toes very nicely. This was a 15-kilometre day, I suspect, given that we began it by walking to Montmartre from our apartment near l'Odéon in the 6th.
When La Maison Dorée closed early in the 20th century, the building was divided into several offices and shops, and part of it became a post office. Then in the mid 1970s, BNP Paribas moved its corporate headquarters there and was encouraged by the French Cultural Minister of the day to preserve the building's façade.
More animals, including an ostrich, I believe.