If you read the last post you will know where I ended up... briefly... for 2 days.
Not a great photo...but I wanted to reference the amazing river made of projected light in the form of words on the entrance walkway up to the permanent exhibits at the Musee du quai Branly which was my destination on arrival in the city... once I'd stopped in at my hotel.
The museum contains the collections of the now-closed Musée national des Arts d'Afrique et d'Océanie and theethnographic department of the Musée de l'Homme. Wiki
Loved this item made of carved bone.... one of many exhibits from Papua New Guinea.
I could share a lot more form this wonderful museum... go there or visit the website!
Walking... cold, windy, a little wet, freezing in the big open spaces... this carousel was somehow heartwarming in all that greyness!
Quite liked this image... guess where I am if you can...
Pompidou Centre indeed. Waiting in a long queue I got talking with a young Korean pastry chef who was
wonderful to chat with and gave me ideas for my stopover in Korea next week. He was off to the Pompidou Library to research for his work.Only when I was nearly inside did I realise I didn't need to be in this queue ...we laughed... the conversation was worth it!
Green crosses ... I like!
An atelier all lit up... it was only as wide as you see...and in a area of many galleries just the perfect size really!
A small window nearby.
Closeup of the light fittings in a bar in the Marais district. Loved this!
where do you think?
of course I passed this twice in 2 days..so the second time I stopped in!
Did I have a good time....?
Well... as usual... the things you plan and what then happens doesn't always coincide... I bought a two day museum pass on the Eurostar then found all the Museums were free on the one Sunday I was there... a once a month thing!
By Monday I'd lost interest in Museums anyway... I just wanted to walk... so I have an unused ticket that cost 35 Euros! C'est la Vie!
The residence where I spent three weeks recently was inside a virtual museum... its left me hunkering for my wandering time... less organised and far curated experiences. Not that I haven't appreciated that opportunity immensely. But when time is precious I'm thinking about what it is that will stay with me... and being able to absorb a place and its people, sit amidst the busyness and take it al in... of course that is important...
Plus... don't know about you... despite comfy, sensible shoes my feet still get really, really tired ... and to sit and stare is both pleasing and life saving!
I took lots of photos... but these are in keeping with the theme of light somehow!