Wednesday, August 28, 2013

June tumbleweeding, Shakespeare and Company

 Sita engages in the universal tumbleweed activity, screwing the shutters onto the antiquarian

 The tumbleweed closet, from which you will have to wrestle your possessions each morning, if you become a tumbleweed. Don't bring anything fragile or valuable! This little closet along the stairwell used to be a "Turkish"-style toilet--back when tumbleweeds had to go to the public showers.

 Another classic tumbleweed activity: fishing the change from the wishing well. Before the bookstore installed that table on top, the coins in the well would regularly surpass 20 euros' worth each day. Nowadays we might get about 5 euros a day. There also used to be a gas valve at the base of the well, and sometimes George would open the gas and set the hole on fire.

 Every night by the Seine, hundreds of people filled these little amphitheaters to salsa dance.

The place Maubert, two blocks from the shop, hosts regular produce and flea markets

 While the staff went bowling, Sita manned the corner till

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