In approximately 1967, a preloved Reader’s Digest compilation book containing half a dozen ‘condensed’ novels arrived at 124 Alexandra Rd, and into my ken. The novel which took my eye was “Naked Came I” by David Weiss, written in 1963. I was transported by the descriptions of Auguste Rodin’s powerful sculpting and by the high romance and sexual charge with his muse, confidante and model and lover, Camille Claudel. Never to be forgotten. (Imagine, had I read an unabridged version!)
Taxi to the Musée Rodin, followed by a walk to and along the Seine, finishing with a Batobus ride with turn-around at la Tour Eiffel, first sight up close, and back to the Notre Dame Batobus stop, with a quick walk home to notre Hôtel.
It would be evident by now to all readers that this trip has been my dream…….so, much amour et merci to enabler, happy complier, and great travel companion, W.❤️
- The Batobus is an eight stop small passenger barge which plies a continuous circuit west up la Rive droite to the Eiffel tower, and east down la Rive gauche, with stops at each of the major national treasures along La Seine, a great way to get around for a brief stay such as ours.