OK .. Now there is no point in booking tickets.. thank you!
Posted by iksius
05/25/2010 at 08:02 AM
Posted by Barry
05/25/2010 at 09:04 AM
Posted by nora
05/25/2010 at 09:34 AM
Oh! makes me want to *go* to Paris. Very nice.
Work with that Pavement memory, too. For a brief moment that was a high dramatic theater, with an unhinged drummer and tunes leaking out of the fuzz, even better than you thought it was at the time.
Posted by susan
05/25/2010 at 10:17 AM
i often read the iht (just the nytimes with an int'l slant) many mornings at my favorite cafe in addition to local english-language publications. it's not boring, not irritating...just routine. just as if i was in any city reading the daily paper (well, not any city). stating the obvious..such a difference between being a tourist and a working resident. no orderly parks in the US? parts of the Mall in DC, especially the straight path lined with trees from the Capitol to the Washington Monument. city plan originally conceived by Frenchman Pierre L'Enfant. this part of the mall is a marvelous jogging path, especially early evening as the sun begins to set behind the monument. i got out quickly then as it wasn't safe after dark. after i left the city, i missed this for so long, until the memory finally began to fade.
Posted by weak40player
05/25/2010 at 10:42 AM
Beautiful writing. We tennis hounds are bound to lose you sooner or later, but I'll enjoy your posts while I can.
Posted by Jeu Nadal
05/25/2010 at 10:56 AM
Merci...this takes me back in time.
Posted by Lynne (Rafalite)
05/25/2010 at 01:27 PM
That is the Paris I know and love ... the best part of the day. Beautiful, Steve, as ever.
Posted by SR
05/25/2010 at 01:34 PM
Lovely observations, Steve - thanks!
Posted by ava
05/25/2010 at 01:35 PM
Just awesome. I really enjoyed it and felt like I was really there.
Enjoying your writing from Paris so far.
Posted by Tallboyslim
05/25/2010 at 02:03 PM
Steve - I have a question to ask you (and I mean it as a compliment). How in the blazes did you end up writing for the sport of Tennis ?
Seems to me you could be a literary columnist with expressionist or romantic overtones as well as you write about Tennis.
Let me just say, I am glad you write for Tennis. I may not agree with your opinions all the time, but the literary quality of your columns do make it worthwhile.
So did you find the church, and was the sermon good?
Posted by lurkingna
05/25/2010 at 03:35 PM
Ok, I'd love to be able to express myself much better than I do, just to write a comment that could do justice to such a great post, but I'm afraid I can not; so, I´ll just say that you write beautifully. When I read these words, I can see those places and I can hear the sounds. Thank you!
Posted by Nam1
05/25/2010 at 04:28 PM
oooh, I want to go back so bad...Steve, you have a knack for this writing thing..:)
Beautiful! Thx so much for that little trip down nostalgia lane for me.
Posted by Rafur
05/25/2010 at 04:40 PM
I am going to R.G. next year (come hell or high water!) and your wonderful sceneries make me all the more determined. What a magnificent writer you are.
Posted by maedal (vamos rafa!)
05/25/2010 at 08:58 PM
Steve, I love your descriptions of Paris, where I try to spend a month every year, most of it in the 5th and 6th--home of the Luxembourg Gardens and Le Rostand...you get the city, just the way you get Rafa.
Posted by susan
05/25/2010 at 10:03 PM
whoops.. that is, working expat.
Posted by Jess
05/26/2010 at 07:59 AM
Steve - What are you doing here in Tennis! Best piece of yours.
Btw, I enjoy your blogs so far - don't leave us - the tennis fanatics.
Posted by Kit-HKG
05/26/2010 at 08:36 AM
I knew this one would be good, like all the pieces from Paris, when I first saw it posted. I didn't want to read it then, I wanted to save it for when I am bored or when I need something to lift me up. I read it this afternoon. I was right, it's very good. Thanks Steve!