The obvious draw for most visitors to Musée Marmottan Monet is to see paintings by the master himself. But what was surprising to me was the wide range of paintings by other well-known artists. I referred to Monet as the Star of the Show yesterday. Today I thought it would be fun to look at…… Continue reading Musée Marmottan Monet – The Supporting Acts
Yesterday I shared some sculptures and interesting pieces of furniture that I found at Musée Monet Marmottan. But let’s be serious. People head to the museum to see Claude Monet’s paintings more than anything else. So without further ado, feat your eyes on these beauties.. If you haven’t seen my post about my visit to…… Continue reading Musée Marmottan Monet – The Star of the Show
For any fan of Claude Monet’s work, or Impressionism art in general, I recommend a visit to Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris’ 16th arrondissement. While it’s a little further out from the city centre, I found it to be well worth the minimal effort it took me to get there. I was sporting a very…… Continue reading Musée Marmottan Monet
Check out my full post about this impressive monument, showcasing contributions made by French citizens throughout history. Bonne journée! Marla I’ve accumulated a large (admittedly random) collection of photos of my feet taken during my travels. I thought it might be fun to occasionally share them here on MOTM and link each photo to a…… Continue reading My Feet At ..
This week’s Parisian door is a little different. Instead of being external and ornately decorated, this one can be found at the dark end of an hallway at Hotel La Louisiane in the city’s popular Saint-Germain-des-Près area. The first time I encountered this door, it gave me a fright. There I was minding my own…… Continue reading Thursday Doors – Paris
While looking at the impressive facade of Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral, back before the horrific fire and its resulting devastation, I noticed this headless statue holding its head and wondered its significance. It turns out that statues holding their own heads, when found outside a church or cathedral, identify a Saint who was martyred or…… Continue reading The Things You Learn on Holiday
Check out my full post about this lovely mosque here. I hope you fall in love just as I did. Bonne journée! Marla I’ve accumulated a large (admittedly random) collection of photos of my feet taken during my travels. I thought it might be fun to occasionally share them here on MOTM and link each…… Continue reading My Feet At ..
Welcome to what is often referred to as the narrowest street in Paris. Rue du Chat-qui-Peche has been around since 1540 and runs 95′ long (and only 5’11” wide). Here my model demonstrates just how narrow this street truly is. Bonne journée! Marla
I have so many more posts planned for the old Gold Rush town of Barkerville, but am starting to feel a tad fatigued. I’m losing the will to live interest. I feel like a couple of days break will help. So today I’m sharing a couple of clever window displays I wandered past in Paris…… Continue reading Pick me! Pick me!
One of the many works of art you’ll wander past as you stroll through the Paris’ Jardin des Tuileries is La Foule, or The Crowd. This bronze sculpture was created by English-born, Paris-based painter sculptor, Raymond Mason, back in the mid-1960′. It was later purchased by France’s National Fund of Contemporary Art, before being installed…… Continue reading La Foule
In yesterday’s post we took a quick look around this extraordinary church on Paris’ Right Bank (Rive Droite). Today we’ll focus on the impressive Tribune organ and the colourful and intricate stained glass windows. Let’s jump right in with the organ. Located at the rear entrance of the church, this large organ has been associated…… Continue reading Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais – A Closer Look
Walking through the striking purple doors of Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, I wasn’t expecting to find myself confronted by centuries of history. Truth be told, I was simply killing time when I stumbled upon what I assumed to be just yet another Parisian church. Built between 1494 and 1657, Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais was a parish church before it became the…… Continue reading Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais – Let’s Head Inside
This striking purple door marks the main entrance to Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais church in Paris’ Marais district. Check back on Saturday, as we’ll be heading through the doors to see the incredible interior. Tomorrow I’ll be back with the latest installation in my Alphabet series. Bonne journée! Marla Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers…… Continue reading Thursday Doors – Paris
Oh look, another church! You’ve probably gathered by now that if I’m in Europe and see a church, it’s difficult for me to resist the urge to dip inside to take a closer look. My belief system doesn’t align with what these buildings represent – but I do enjoy nice architecture, history, and pretty or…… Continue reading Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais
In the Marais district of Paris, I found what is probably now one of my favourite street art installations that I’ve ever come across. Located in the square known as Parvis des 260 Enfants – the site of a Jewish public school where 260 children were removed during the Vel d’Hiv Roundup before being executed…… Continue reading Paris Street Art – Parvis des 260 Enfants