Paris Day 4 – Notre Dame, Carousel, Pompidou

Wow there was so much we did this day that it’s gotta be a 2-parter. I’m too much of a shutterbug :rila:

Right out of the subway and we stumble upon a carousel! Isn’t it gorgeous!

And right next to it was a mini ice skating rink. :hearts3:

This picture sums up Paris for me. Very old mixed with crazy modern sometimes and a bit dirty.

The crazy outside of Paris’s modern art Musee, the Pompidou.

The cool inside.

SO SO much love for this. Guerilla Girls are awesome. :loveword:

A close-up for the Advantages of Being a Woman Artist. Fabulous.

My man looking like a bit of a hitman in one of the better installations of the Pompidou

This would be cool to recreate at home. Yanno except for the vaginas. :wink:

All in all, the Pompidou sucked. I thought Paris would kick some modern booty, but really it was bad. Horribly set-up. And some was really creepy! One was where you stood and watched a camera go down someone’s throat and you got to hear the sounds of breathing and a heartbeat as you stood and watched the video at your feet. It was like finding something disgusting on the internet without looking for it. :^_^;;: :huh:

There were some lesser known period Picassos, a few drab Rothkos, one Chagall, a small Miro. Just boring boring boring. Except for a few DuChamps and an interesting retrospective on Braque It was a real downer for me. I really love modern art (and post modern) :up: . I think the Rothko Chapel is the closest I’ve ever come to feeling religious, Jenny Holtzer is an idol, and Marc Chagall holds a special place in my heart. But… no. Pass on the Pompidou. :^_^;;:

I saw a few Asian guys rocking the Tokyo Atom brand. I had a little teehee did a dance in my heart about it :cheery:

The Pompidou does have awesome views. The Sacre Coeur in Montmarte in the distance.

Right near Notre Dame, Cafe “Le Quasimodo”

And the hunchback, herself! teehee, sorry couldn’t resist. :roll:

I don’t know about you, but 3 days later posing in front of things… I get a bit dorky :rila:

Oh hell who am I kidding. I am dorky. :roll:

It be there, it be big. Oddly enough signs were written in French, English and Japanese in the church. There looked to be a bunch of Japanese tour groups there.

The inside is pretty awesome, too.

Tons of pretty stained glass.

And if you pay 2 euro or so you get to see the blinged out kirakira Papal treasures :stars: Popes like their deco (but keep it oldschool).

Any touristy spot has these kinds of shops around it. :evil:

The amazing Art Nouveau subway entrances. I love these :cheery:

Next time in travel bits: The Obeslisk, Paris at night, Japan Paris, and getting lost. :hearts2:


  1. February 26, 2010 / 6:59 am

    Hehe, your hunchback pic is so cute! ;)
    Your photos seriously look like they came out of a travel magazine! So colourful & vivid~ I can really get a sense of Paris from them :korila:
    I wanna ride on that carousel! :hearts2:

  2. February 26, 2010 / 7:46 am

    Thanks for sharing more of your lovely photos. :hearts: I really don’t know anything about modern art since it’s not my style, but I do notice there are a lot of nude women/women’s body parts in modern art. So that Guerrilla Girls advert was really awesome to me.

    I have a Women & Development class right now, so I might use the Guerrilla Girls work for some project there, thank you so much for introducing them^^

    I agree with Tori your hunchback photo was very cute and fun! :cheery: I am always shy about posing in a fun way around people.

  3. February 26, 2010 / 11:31 am

    Haha. You finding the Japanese tourists in Paris makes me laugh :) Also, you hair is super super cute in this style/dye. I LOVE IT. You really rock the shorter, two-tone look. Totally jealous of the jacket you are sporting. It looks like you had so much fun on this vacation!

  4. February 26, 2010 / 9:27 pm

    *points* So that is the Pompidou?!?
    I vaguely remember eating crepe in front of it and regretting not going in because it looks awesomely awkward from the outside…

    I went to Paris like… what… seven years ago? (wow, time goes by so fast… XD )
    Your posts are bringing back a lot of memories and I have to agree on something… there is soooooo muuuch asians tourist in Paris! :P
    I remember when I came back, stating that I had heard pretty much every existing languages BUT french. :^_^;;:

    And your jacket is awesome. :peer:

  5. February 27, 2010 / 2:34 am

    what beautiful paris pics.. i really enjoyed them!! the pompidou pics are interesting .. and you’re looking cute as always .. i want to see more of you!

  6. February 27, 2010 / 8:24 pm

    Lol at your hunchback photo!Beautiful photos,really makes me miss Paris:(
    Strangely thou I never went inside the Pompidou centre:OI love modern art too so its probably for the best i didn’t go ,I remember this place I sat in a cafe near it but I swear it was full of water:S
    When I was last there,there did seem to be alot of Japanese tourist or at least I thought they were Japanese..I could have been wrong.I hear Paris is a popular destination for Japanese thou.

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