as you’re not allowed to take photos in the museé d’orsay anymore, i decided to write down every painting i liked. notice some of the silly lists i scribbled… (far more difficult to do when you’re copying the titles from french, i felt like a kid learning the alphabet for the first time)
these are just a few that made me stop in my tracks….
cuno amiet – snowy landscape (1904) – this is AWESOME to see in person. i wrote in brackets “HUGE!”
winslow homer – summer night (1890) – one of my favourite paintings of all time.
auguste renoir – fernand halphen as a boy (1880) - the red practically shines from across the room.
odilon redon – eve (1904) – sheesh, his paintings are beautiful. difficult to pick a favourite.
louis anquetin – henri samary (1880) – wicked. possibly a new addition as i don’t recall seeing it before.
joseph granié – marguerite moreno (1899) – luminous would be the right word here.READ MORE
i wanted to take that statue home with me. more paris here. more black and white here.READ MORE
i can get by in a foreign city on very little – and paris is no exception. i’m talking food, here. give me a baguette and some cheese and i’m pretty much good to go the entire day. actually, give me bread and cheese just in general and i’m good to go – forever. the […]READ MORE
i wish i could have taken photos of every single rad and interesting person i saw in paris, but i didn’t want to be that creepy girl that took photos of strangers all day long. my paris memories are already starting to fade, this saddens me. see the rest of the paris photos at my flickrREAD MORE
we’re not done with paris… yet. i still have many photos to get through, so in the meantime i thought i’d show you the apartment we stayed in. it’s on the left bank right behind notre dame, and filled with so much awesome art and weird little artefacts that my eyeballs almost fell out.READ MORE
besides being basically my favourite places to hang out in general, art museums are prime spots for interesting people watching. in the musée d’orsay i lurked in the same room as courbet’s origin of the world for about 5 minutes, and enjoyed witnessing a variety of reactions … naturally the piece generates a lot of […]READ MORE
the best place to have a picnic, doze off in a garden chair, people watch, go for a stroll, take your dog for le poop (pick it up please), read a book, spend your lunch break etc etc ETCETERA! a garden in paris is everyone’s best friend.READ MORE
les puces de saint-ouen is an area of paris made up of several flea markets that is simply huge. i only explored the vernaisson (antiques / bric-a-brac) section – and even that took a good few hours. this shop in the middle of the market is called tombées du camion. they sell beads and all sorts […]READ MORE
i had been to père lachaise cemetery once before on a previous trip to paris, but had literally run in and out in a frenzy of sightseeing just to look at jim morrison’s grave (one of those shameless things you just have to do, like visiting the eiffel tower.) this time round i had plenty of […]READ MORE