Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of the year.
Paris. Day 3 in Paris was an experiment in public transportation and a test of Parisian hospitality. The destination was Montmartre, encountering street artists, the Sacre Coeur, and Moulin Rouge. I’ll save the travel commentary for a different post and share for now that the trip “up the hill” included nice bus drivers, a visit to a resale shop, and lunch on an off the path side street cafe in a soft drizzle—the quintessential Paris experience. I had planned to draw or paint at the Sacre Coeur and was disappointed when it was a flat out rain by the time we
reached the summit. The view was interesting, if not stellar. Absolute in my resolve not to let the weather deter my plan to draw, I found a sheltered doorway in the north side of the basillica. Then sat and sketched the buildings next door that I have not been able to identify but suspect are associated with the church. Another uncommon view from a famous image. Not well known, but beautiful.