Monday, June 1, 2015

One more museum!

Walked to the Pompidou Center this morning to take in the 6th story view of the city.    The Pompidou does look weird with its modern architecture, but the art collection is great.     Escalators are in "tubes" on outside of the building.    Jackson pollack, Andy Warhol, and more.  Time to say goodbye to this wonderful apartment and city

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Muse de l'orangerie and d'orsay

I wanted to see monet's large water lily panels, so we walked to musee de l'orangerie at one end of the Tuileries.   L'orangerie also houses some cezanne ,Picasso ,Matisse .  It is Paul Guillaume's collection.    It was starting to rain for the first time this week so I got to use my umbrella while waiting in line at the d'Orsay.   I hadn't seen everything the first time through.   Visited the impressionist exhibit .  Walking sure stirs up the appetite!    More French food and wine!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

The Paris flea market

UEvery weekend for one hundred years!   But, no photos!   So I'm at the entrance to one of twelve galleries.   The architectural salvage was my favorite. I found a green ceramic fireplace mantel perfect for my house.   There's everything from impressionist paintings to Eiffel Tower key chains

Friday, May 29, 2015

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Chateau chantilly

ITook the train north of Paris to chateau chantilly.  It's last resident the duke of aumale created the museum to house his art collection. He was also a horse lover and built magnificent stables which now house the chantilly horse museum .  this is the stables!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Strolling Paris

The E Dehillerin kitchen store is just a few blocks away.  If they don't have it, it doesn't exist!  Check out their website .  the Paris shopping arcades were made by enclosing 2 buildings with glass rooftops.   Great bookstores, specialty shops and of course bistros