Lois Reynolds Mead

Art and a pink monkeyflower in a native plant garden…

Museums, three…

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This post is of great contrasts…
Delacroix Museum 6th Arr.
The house and studio of Eugene Delacroix are now a small museum. He painted “Liberty Leading the People” that is in the Louvre and his friends included George Sand and Frederic Chopin. There was beautiful light in the studio he built for painting and a lovely, peaceful backyard garden.

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Sitting in the backyard enjoying a peaceful moment…

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Contrast that with the Pompidou Center
Rick Steves: “That slight tremor you may feel comes from Italy, where Michelangelo has been spinning in his grave ever since 1977, when the Pompidou Center first disgusted Paris. Still, it’s an appropriate modern temple for the controversial art it houses.” Functional parts of the building are on the outside. When you get up to the sixth floor, all is forgiven because of the view, however. Unlike anything else, this building does make for good pictures, which we could only have improved upon if it hadn’t been raining.

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Max Ernst Le Grande assistant, 1967

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On a clear day you can see the Eiffel Tower…

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This is the down escalator Rick Steves suggests you run up to get in the spirit of the place.

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The glass restaurant on the sixth floor has a terrific view.

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We saw this Matisse show.

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At the museum store (a fine, fine store, said the connoisseur!) a vibrant collection of Washi tape. SCORE!

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