Tuesday, April 26, 2011

More of our Paris & Mail Art #121a & #122


The letter opener!
 I think I'm just about home, as far as blogging my trip goes. Just these few more Paris images and then a few from Grenoble. Whew. I'm reliving the tired part of the trip!  I used parts of the brochure from the Musee de l'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. The Modern, which had a big Kees Von Dongen show on exhibit. We liked his early work a lot. The museum has a really terrific permanent collection.
The cafe and small book/gift shop are nice, too. My honey got me a letter opener there.  This second card has scraps from a bread wrapper, a gallery map, and a tiny image of artwork.
Here are a few images shot from the #69 bus window as it was passing along the Louvre and then under the gateway.
 Through the inner area with the Louvre Pyramid.
 Out the other side, before crossing the Seine on the way to the Champs de Mars and the Tour Eiffel. It was a gray day.
 Lots of places to eat outside, and lots of bicycle rental ranks. Note the sign reminding people to clean-up after their dogs, and the convenient trash bin.
 A beautiful weeping willow in the park along the Promenade Plantee.
 My obsession: those ubiquitous shopping trolleys. I wanted one really badly.
Another shopping trolley.  I'd wanted one of these for a long time. I had a wire one, which finally lost a wheel before we left for our trip. Actually, the plastic spokes on the wheel broke off so it wasn't repairable. I abandoned it and had to carry the groceries home over my shoulder. Luckily, I had more shoulders to help, as my honey was with me. When we got back from the trip, he did some research and found one for me on the internet. It's a really sturdy one with four wheels. I used it yesterday for the first time. We walked to and from the market (2+miles/3+km) which was nice except it was mighty hot out there! More on the trolley later.

1 comment:

Margie said...

Ooh, so glad you got yourself a new trolley! Love the yellow chairs in the park cafe photo. I feel your tired my friend. I would think it would take a bit to regroup from such a trip. Rest up. Everything will wait. Xo