Monday, May 3, 2010

J'taime Paris...

Shakespeare and Co.
Last week we had the incredible opportunity to explore Paris for 5 days. Although i'd never dreamed of visiting Paris it surprised me. Staying in the Latin Quarter, we were a block or a stop away from everything...The Pantheon, Luxembourg Gardens, Notre Dame, the Louve, D'Orsay, St. Severin, Montmartre Cemetaries, Sacre Coeur, the Pompidou, and of course a creperie on every corner!

I was entranced by the incrdible collections of artwork, having to sit when I came upon Courbet's Funeral of Orans, and The Raft of the Medusa. Over towered by Toulouse Latrec's paintings and Degas dancers. Seeing images and brushstokes I have studied over and over in classes was breathtaking. On an afternoon when others had required visits, I ventured into books stores and settled into Luxembourg Gardens with a new F. Scott Fitzgerald book, and rested in the stain glass window's light of St. Severin Chapel listening to the organ play. Fun nights out and days full of museums, exploring, and friends was the best way to visit this lovely city. I hope to return someday to draw on the steps of more churches and paint master's copies...
Monet's Waterlilies


Raft of the Medusa


Dali's G-d's Finger

Sacre Coeur

Cafe from Amelie


St. Severin

Pantheon

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