Art Every Day Month – Day 9

My sister-in-law and brother love Paris. Claire’s godparents (why isn’t there a better term for atheists? Our other phrase, Emergency Backup Parents, is kind of bulky) recently went and loved it. Another friend also visited Paris a couple years ago. And I? Well, I stayed in an unremarkable hotel on the outskirts of Paris overnight on my 15-countries-in-2-weeks tour back in 1999. I visited Marseilles; toured Fragonard parfumeur; waved at the Eiffel Tower; toured (by bus) the Boulevard de Clichy (past Le Moulin Rouge) and the Arc de Triomphe on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées; breezed past Le Jardin de Tuileries; toured (in person) the Basilica of the Sacré Cœur and Notre Dame; and ate an incredible meal at a forgotten restaurant before riding on through the countryside on the way to whatever country was next. Maybe someday I’ll go back there for a longer visit, with Claire when she is older. I need to update my passport, though.

always paris - art every day month 2009 - day 9

Always Paris / 2.5 x 3.5″ collage

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2 Comments on “Art Every Day Month – Day 9”

  1. gerry rosser Says:

    I spent a couple of nights in Paris, bookends to a week-or-so stay in a country village near Chateau-Thierry for a residential guitar workshop with Pierre Bensusan.

    I wandered a bit while in Paris. To the Pompidou, without going inside, past the Louvre, again without going in. Walked through the famous harsh concrete mall the name of which escapes me. Had a couple of meals. I walked through the fancy department store, again I forget the name.

    I want to go back, with my Honey, for a leisurely week or so to wander some more, look at art, and soak the place in.

    Someday . . .

  2. shannon Says:

    i want to go. thanks for sharing. 🙂