Today was a day of visits to old and new places. I started out along what had been my usual running path by the Seine, walking around the parts where it was flooded, and went all the way down to the Jardin des Plantes. The gardens were full of spring flowers though I missed my favorite dahlias from the Fall. It was sunny for the whole time I was there but so chilly I was glad I had my gloves with me. Then across the bridge to the Viaduc des Arts, an old train line along avenue Daumesnil, which is now a series of shops and ateliers with a park above for strolling. I mostly window-shopped and kept under cover while the weather alternated between sun and rain just about every ten minutes.
Towards the end of the day I stopped for cafe creme at Brasserie Balzar and then explored the streets above, towards the Pantheon. When I started home from there, this was the view back down towards Notre Dame.