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
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
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
Completed in 1633. Mozart held his mothers funeral here. 8000 pipe organ...larger than Notre Dame's organ
Thursday, May 28, 2015
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
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