Saturday, September 17, 2016

Lille 16 September

Our second day in Lille found us relaxed and relaxing.

I had an idea to track down and photograph some of the wonderful sculpture in Lille's Eastern cemetery and Susie was willing to go along to help.

A short walk from the MacD's apartment back in the direction the Lille Europe train station, the cemetery was just on the other side of the tracks. It had threatened rain earlier in the day but the little came of it as we strolled through town. Once inside the cemetery we spent a wonderful hour-and-a-half or so looking for and finding many of the sculptures I had identified through my research online. Had we spent an hour or two longer I imagine we could've found them all but we wanted to get back in time for lunch with Christina.

(You can find pictures of the sculptures on my Paris Cemeteries blog.)

Once we picked her up it was a quick two-minute walk to the nearby Le Pain Quotidien for a delicious early afternoon meal. Afterwards it was back to the apartment to just hang out before our dinner reservations at l'Assiette du Marche.
after exiting the Lille Europe train station this is what you will see

Lille Europe station (on both sides of the viaduct)

Buffalo Burger (burgers are big here) - note the window taglines: bun appetit, born to be frites and steak it easy

What would the modern world be without an Apple store?

Susie and Christina had a tartine for lunch at Le Pain Quotidien. . . 

. . . while I had the croque monsieur

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