Penultimate is defined as "the next to the last" and today's is the next-to-last post for the summer, for which the Passage traditionally shutters.
Since you like to people-watch and requested more shots of women past 50, here's an assortment taken yesterday, on a cool, sunny morning at the Market.
An older woman in a pink jacket with a lace skirt– now that should inspire! Note that she has kept her stockings on, but they are sheer, to suit the airiness of the skirt.
Look at that gorgeous, thick grey-pearl hair! She looked so fresh in her pink skirt, sandals and toes set off by her striking inlaid bracelet.
I told her that her hair gave me hope; she said she's kept it blue for 30 years, does it herself with vegetable colour. Today will be re-colouring day, but I could still see that vibrant royal-blue swath. "C'est votre griffe" ("It's your signature") I suggested; she smiled in agreement.
On a redhead, I admired a bronze and cream palette; a pink printed scarf tied to her bag breaks up the matchiness and reminds me how much I like pink and cocoa.
Flowers on her blouse, and a hat that reminds me of '60s London: a distinctive ensemble. Who is she? I wondered, as I so often do.
Rounding towards home, I stopped at Joe la Croute, makers of breads that ensure I'll never, ever go no-carb! All bakers save Joe are women; one admitted she can eat a small loaf between the bakery and home.
I'll collect more shots over the summer and show them to you in September. Till then, happy people-watching of your own!