Monday, July 13, 2009

Versailles and Sacre Coeur

Over the last few days I visited the Palace at Versailles and the basilica Sacre Coeur in Montmartre. Versailles was as majestic and awesome as you might expect. Beautiful and enourmous. I saw a movie being shot near Sacre Coeur and recognized some landmarks from Amelie. There were lots of entertaining musicians around, the church was beautiful and a grueling hike to the top, but a spectacular view! Photos below...

Versailles and Sacre Coeur

Thursday, July 2, 2009

St. Sulpice and Luxembourg

Today I visited the St. Sulpice church. I think I may have stayed a christian if I had worshiped in a place like this. It was quite possibly the most beautiful church I have ever seen; setting an instantly powerful and, dare I say, spiritual mood. It's very large and there was a choir singing a'capella which echoed beautifully throughout the entire structure. It was such a testament to object making, I couldn't beleive how old everything was and that it was still standing in it's place just as it may have looked back in the 1400s. I thought I could stay there all day. That is until I wandered over to the gorgeous, peaceful, Luxembourg Gardens, completely by accident, where I wandered around for at least an hour and probably could have spent many more if I didn't have to get back home. It was a beautiful day in Paris.

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Round 1 of churching began today, after combing through the local flea markets for antiques and vintage clothes I hit the famous Notre Dame cathedral and Sainte Chappelle. Both are beautiful works of architecture and offered some amazing views, gorgeous stained glass, and a whole lot of narrow stairs to climb.

Notre Dame and Sainte Chapelle

Friday, June 26, 2009

I visited the Centre Pompidou, an incredible contemporary art museum. It was huge and a fantastical structure inside and out. There was live music inside, a band of three teenage girls playing french punk music. There were films running, a huge exhibition of feminist works (mostly from the 70's), lots of modernist movement paintings and sculpture, and a special exhibition for Kandinsky and Alexander Calder. It was an enlightening and interesting day out and I will have to go back!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Rodin, oh Rodin

Yesterday I visited the Rodin Museum. It was beautiful! Situated in an old hotel with a huge, gorgeous sculpture garden, I think it has become my new favorite spot in Paris. It's located in the 7th arrondissmont, which is also a really nice part of town which I enjoyed a little stroll through. Check out some pictures from the museum in the slideshow below. PS- there are mirrors all over and if you look hard you might catch me in a few of the shots- enjoy!