Recently in the category : Museums
One of the stories she told us was her "investigation" of the Maison Victor Hugo and how Aimée could escape the museum in the novel Murder in the Marais.
So when I was there this past weekend with some friends, we decided to see the place of escape for ourselves...
Clearly someone has read the novel and taken care of this oversight...
I'm not a big car fan, but even I was impressed by the Musée de l'Automobile in Mulhouse.
After all, I am a girl, and girls like shiny things.
As discussed in the k&k podcast episode 291.
The days are getting longer, and I love strolling through Paris at sunset. When the city is bathed in golden light, I understand why countless artists are inspired by her beauty.
Location : Pyramide du Louvre, courtyard of the Louvre museum, Paris
what is that you ask? FREE museums, of course!
if you happen to be in the neighborhood and enjoy japanese art, then this place is worth a look. this "annex" of the Musée Guimet is at 16, ave Iéna (just ask frog how to pronounce it), right down the street from it's big brother (which is NOT free). in the back you'll find a lovely little japanese garden, which in warmer weather is a calm and tranquil place to pause for a moment and reflect (or pull out your map to find your next destination!) the actual Musée Guimet (6, place d'Iéna) is much larger and has works devoted to the religions of ancient egypt, classical antiquity, and asia.
a couple of weeks ago, i went to the movies to see the movie Chéri with a friend. starring michelle pfeiffer and rupert friend (aka keira knightly's boyfriend), it's the story of a may-december romance between an aging courtesan and a spoiled young man. the story takes place in paris and is based on the novel by colette.
the exciting thing is (at least for me) the house they used for léa's residence is this beautiful art nouveau house in my neighborhood! i've actually been in the place and everytime they showed it in the movie, i hit my friend in the arm and said "i so know where that is!"
the house, hotel mezzara, was designed by hector guimard - a name you probably won't recognize, but he has done other work you probably have seen if you have travelled around paris by metro: he designed entrances for the metro as well as the typeface that we all see saying "metropolitain." two of the surviving ones can be seen at porte dauphine and abbesses.
(and i'd like to apologize for the bruises on your arm.)