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Friday, May 1, 2015

More Museums

Today we visited a few Museums, starting with Musee D'Orsay. Last time I visited it was still undergoing renovations, but now that it is done, I really like it. Many of the collections/artworks are in the same place they were before, and there is natural light through much of the museum.

Next we crossed the Seine to the Louvre to visit the Decorative Arts and Fashion museums.
This was on my "must visit" list because of this fabulous exhibit: Déboutonner La Mode (Unbuttoning fashion)
900 buttons recently acquired from a private collector
Not only were there 100's of beautiful buttons, but period garments, descriptions of the various trade the made each type of button (metal, wood, embroidered), how buttons styles evolved and how some of the top designers used buttons in their collections: Schiaparelli, Chanel, Balenciaga, Yves St. Laurent, Courreges, Dior. (I know I missed a couple) And the book for the exhibit is really well done as well.

From there, we walked the length of Jardin des Tuileries to L'Orangerie.
There is a fairly new section of Renoirs as well as the famous Water Lilies.

After a rest at the apartment, we headed a little ways back down the hill for pizza. It was raining pretty hard, so the restaurant was almost empty. The pizza was very good as was the dessert: creme brûlée and tiramisu.
oh yeah--forgot about that stop at Lauduree...

Today is a pretty quiet day since it is a holiday here in France (May Day and Labor Day).

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