So anyway, we were walking down the Rue Lagrange. This narrow building is the intersection of the Rue Lagrange (the pavement you can see) and the one-block Rue Galande feeding into it on the left of the photo. There's a ton of history in these Medieval streets. You can feel it, but I don't have all the notes with me. My favorite place to get a good, fattening quiche is in the narrow building under that awning. I took slices of quiche back to the hotel for dinner a couple of times.
Here are the facades on Rue Galande. It curves, so we're seeing about half of it.
Rue Lagrange ends in the very short Rue du Fouarre - the street of straw. It consists of the three buildings you see here, and that's all. The books say it's named for the straw bales that Medieval students, including Dante, sat on for their outdoor classes. The building on the right has been some sort of educational facility for a long time. It has portraits painted on the outside between the second and third floors, and on the building between the portraits are painted the words, "Arts, Morale, Sciences." I love the blue facade. It's perfect in this composition. The tree to the right of the buildings is in the small park outside of St. Julien le Pauvre, and leading left out of the Rue du Fouarre is the Rue Dante.
A short block further on, we crossed the Pont au Double. You can see the Pont de l'Archeveche beyond. Immediately to our left is:
Notre Dame, the one and only. We're seeing it again on another cloudy morning. Not quite drizzly, I think, but very gray.
In the square in front of Notre Dame is this sculpture of Charlemagne.
So now we're on the Ile de la Cite, still ambling our way toward the Louvre, taking the scenic route. Well, one of the many, many possible scenic routes!