Later in the day, I met up with Genie, Holly and Verena, a blogger from Vienna who was visiting Paris as well. We met at Nemours for lunch. As I walked through the Colonnes de Buren, I noticed these two sitting quietly and talking. Their mood seemed to say it all. I will say, that by that time, the café was probably almost as crowded as usual and there seemed to be more people out and about.
After our lunch, Verena and I walked back through the Palais Royal for photos and were met by someone who announced that the gardens were closing immediately. This was a bit disconcerting as it was 3:15 in the afternoon. Since the weather had gotten very cloudy and colder, we said our goodbyes and each headed back to our apartments. Mary, Phil and I stayed in that night and had bread, cheese and wine for dinner.