Sunday, 23 March 2008

Paris




What a busy week. Last Friday I went up to Paris for a few days. There was a trade show so I decided to take advantage of the trip and spend a couple of extra days as it is years since I was in Paris. Luckily I can stay with my brother and his family so no hotels are needed.

Quelle semaine chargée ! Vendredi dernier je suis allée à Paris pour un salon professionnelle. J’ai en profiter pour passer quelques jours de plus car je ne suis pas aller à Paris depuis par mal des années. Heureusement, j’ai mon frère et sa famille la bas chez le quelle je peux loger.

I managed to see the Christian Lacroix exhibition at the museum Les Arts Decorative. Unfortunately no photos allowed but many of the clothes were not behind glass so I got a lovely close look at them. His creations were shown with clothing he had selected from the museum so it was fun to see where he had got some of his inspiration. I love these kinds of exhibitions but I do tend to get visual overload after about an hour.

J’ai vu l’exhibitions de Christian Lacroix au Musée des Décoratifs. C’était super mais après une heure j’ai une surcharge visual. Tout n’était pas dans les cabinet de verre donc plus facile de voir ses créations qui était montre avec les habilles des différent époque.

A lovely old roundabout at Montmartre.


Too many people!

I tried to visit the Musée Quai de Branly but there was a queue I didn’t want to waste time in so instead I went to Montmartre. There were too many people there as well. I really am getting to be a country girl more and more – even if I did grow up in suburbia.

Je suis allée au Musée Quai de Branly mail trop de monde dans les fils d’attente pour moi. Je suis allée au Montmartre ou encore il y avait trop du monde. Je suis devenu campagnarde de plus en plus même si je suis grandi en banlieue.

I did manage to find the Indian area of Paris. It is right next to Gare de Nord so had a lovely time looking at sari there.

J’ai même trouvé le quartier Hindou à Paris. C’est à côte de Gare de Nord. Je me suis régalé en regardent les saris.

Courtyard at the museum.

The wheel over the well in the courtyars.



My final full day in Paris I spent at the Musée National du Moyen Age. The highlight of the visit was seeing the Lady and the Unicorn tapestries. I was surprised at how emotional it was. I also got to see an aumoniere or Almoner’s purse, which is a special sort of purse for alms giving. I have seen photos but was surprised at just how large it really was.

Pour mon dernier jour à Paris je suis allé au Musée National du Moyen Age ou j’ai vu les tapisseries de La Dame au Licorne. Je ne me suis pas attendu d’avoir senti une tel émotion. J’ai aussi vu un aumônier. J’ai déjà vu les photos mais en réalité c’était plus grand que j’ai imagine.

Carved stone Roman bath.

Sorry the photo isn't any better but this is one of the Aumoniere I saw.



1 comment:

Cathy W said...

ahhh, Paris! It's too long since I've been there myself. Safe journey to NZ & home again -- my thoughts are with you.