Monday, August 11, 2008
Paris, Day Three
So much humor and detail, and the tapestries! Oh friends, the tapestries. I became totally obsessed with "The Lady and the Unicorn," a series of six tapestries about the senses, filled with animals and plants and cheeky references to sensuality. So weird and unexpected.
This towel holder was pretty awesome too.
Following the museum visit, we walked down the Rue St. Germain, window shopping and people watching. We stopped at a cafe for lunch where, if I'm not mistaken, I spent around $14 for a glass of bubbly water. C'est tragique. The euro hurts, my friends.
To soothe our wounds, we went to Musee d'Orsay, which is filled with impressionist and other mid- to late-19th century art. There was a really cool exhibit of daguerrotypes, and some art nouveau furniture.
I don't know what that little cubby was intended for, but wouldn't it be a good place for knitting projects? In my house it would contain a cat within minutes of arriving, but for less catty places, it would be perfect.
After the museum, we walked back home, stopping at a grocery store, where I happened to spy these:
Single-serving (10 cl) real glass glasses of wine! No Capri Sun pouches here. These are a classy people.
And glasses of wine in the grocery store? Classy, indeed.
What kind of crepes did you get?
That smoked salmon dinner crepe was not too shabby either.