Wow there was so much we did this day that it’s gotta be a 2-parter. I’m too much of a shutterbug
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.
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.
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.
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) . 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
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.
I don’t know about you, but 3 days later posing in front of things… I get a bit dorky
Oh hell who am I kidding. I am dorky.
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 Popes like their deco (but keep it oldschool).
Any touristy spot has these kinds of shops around it.
The amazing Art Nouveau subway entrances. I love these
Next time in travel bits: The Obeslisk, Paris at night, Japan Paris, and getting lost.