Day 5 – Walking the Footsteps of Artists
I’ve got a day trip to Giverny tomorrow so I have to be up early. As such, I’m going to make this post extremely brief because I need to wind down…
I had quite a busy day! Here’s what I did:
- I went to check out something with my cellphone plan and while walking out, decided to stroll to Galleries Lafayette. I admired all the designer goods, envied all those in line to purchase said designer goods, had lunch on the sixth floor overlooking the most beautiful building in Paris (Opera Garnier), then went to the seventh floor that people ofter skip for one of my favourite views of the city (a go-to every time I visit).
- I visited Hemingway’s apartment in the Latin Quarter. Funny thing is that I passed this building so many times before and never even noticed the little plaque bearing his name. That’s the thing about Paris: so many corners hold so much history. I believe he was on the top floor and they didn’t even have a bathroom, just a bucket in the corner. He lived there with Hadley, his first wife. He would rent a studio to write his books, just around the corner, on Rue Descartes. Further down is where James Joyce lived! And oddly enough, just around the corner from here is where I had that amazing baguette for three Euros, the other day! Hah!
- I went to a the Chapel of the Miraculous Medallion where a woman is said to have seen an apparition of Mother Mary who told her to create a very specific medallion. This medallion is said to grant miracles. It’s been reproduced many times over. I got myself one. Dreams already came true, so I’m ready for some miracles, too!
- From here I decided I was going to go to the Picasso museum but decided to stop in the “shopping area” of the Louvre first, to check out their “space cat” exhibition and just have a walk around.
- The Picasso museum was phenomenal. Absolutely mind-blowing. It also housed Picasso’s personal art collection which included works from Matisse, Renoir, Modigliani, and more. Not only was he a spectacular artist but he sure had great taste in art, as well.
- I went back to my apartment to rest for a bit before taking an evening stroll just around and outside my neighbourhood. I discovered such beauty and wonderment! Paris never ceases to surprise me! It’s endlessly magical.
Here’s a big chunk of photographs to make up for my short blog post! Thanks, as always, for reading 🙂 Claude Monet’s house tomorrow!!
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On the way to Hemingway’s apartment
On the way to Picasso museum – My neighbourhood
My neighbourhood… looking like the south of france
The Louvre Shopping Area
Hemingway’s apartment right at the end of this road… just imagine him walking it…
My neighbourhood – Historic library! And they said I’m allowed to get a card!!!
Delicious ice cream right near E.H. apt.
Walks by the Seine
Below the pyramid…
Sacre Couer – Picasso
Rooftop of GL
#OOTD – This floral print is to die for! But bees loved it…
Open library for visitors