Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sunday in Paris

Here's what I have in mind for my Sunday afternoon in Paris. This is the Musee du Quai Branly, and yes, those are plants growing on the side of the building. I visited this museum soon after it opened and have been anxious to go back ever since. It contains cultural artifacts from all over the world that are displayed in fascinating and interactive ways. My goal this visit will be the Christain Lacroix exhibit of women's clothing and textiles from the Near East. Called 'Women of the Orient', the collection shows the clothing that was literally a work of art before the 1970's when women in this Muslim world were burqua'd. Please click this link to see the exhibit's webpage. The video shows some beautiful pieces. I love it that there are embroidered dresses on display that you are invited to touch and feel...quite unusual for any museum.

This is where I want to spend Sunday evening of my weekend in Paris...Sainte Chapelle. Ever since I learned that there are classical music concerts in this amazing space, I've wanted to attend one. It's a bit pricey at 34 euros, but I can't think of a more beautiful venue for great music. Vivaldi's Four Seasons is the scheduled performance. I can hardly wait to hear it filling the soaring vaulted ceiling of gorgeous stained glass and raining down on me. For a YouTube preview of what I'll experience, click here.

So this is my plan: beautiful clothing and beautiful music for my Sunday in Paris

Credit is due to Google Images for the photos. I don't have access to my own of these places, so I used these from here and here. My compliments to the photographers!

2 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful weekend planned! Love the idea of textiles. Love to see your pics later. So many plans and busy times coming up for you. My prayers and thoughts are with you. As always enjoy and take care.

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  2. What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday!

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