Yesterday, we (Brown in Paris students) walked around Saint-Germain-des-Prés, a super chic quarter in the 6th arrondissement. It used be the intellectual hub of Paris. Les Deux Magots, the café where Picasso, Hemingway, and Sartre all hung out, is just across the street from a really beautiful church, Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés, where the above photo was taken. The church is actually the oldest in Paris — it dates back to the 6th century, when it was an abbey. Then much of it was built in the Middle Ages. Many interesting people are buried in the church, including René Descartes.
Bonus picture! The view from my room on the 8th floor (that is, 7th étage) of a building in Neuilly-sur-Seine. You can see La Défense, a business disctrict, on the left side, the cluster of big buildings.
Deven's about to come over for lunch 'n' Lost. So glad I can follow Lost from here. It's kind of pathetic how dependent I am on TV shows (Lost, Venture Brothers, and Gossip Girl... every other good show I watch has been cancelled [Pushing Daisies, Arrested, Futurama] while completely unfunny shows [Big Bang Theory, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia] get more and more funding. I don't understand!)