After almost 2 months in Paris, our time to say Au Revoir to Paris is arriving.
We will leave on July 31st and then our new life in Sao Paulo will start (new house, new job, old and new friends, new projects).
I decided to be a tourist in my last week in Paris. Paulo really wanted me to go to one more week to Alliance Française, but I decided that I had enough.
I planned my week accordingly to the places I want to go La Marne Village( an outlet with designers label – this will be another post), Rodin, Picasso and Dali Museums, Place de la Bastille, Place de la Republic, Pantheon, Basilique de Saint Dennis, Invalides and anything else that popped up in my head during the week.
Unfortunately, on Monday there was so much rain, that I wouldn’t dare to go out of the door and the rain one hell of a good excuse for me to stay put and to finish my Harry Potter ; )
On Tuesday, I started my quest of a Touriste a Paris. It was really wonderful to go and spend a lot of time walking around the real tourists and to see the beauty of the city.
I am a well known museum junky, so I was really looking forward to spend sometime at the last 3 museums that I chose.
Dali, as you might know, was plain CRAZY. The walls of the museum are black to begin with and he was obsessed with anything related with one of his most famous paintings: The persistency of the Memory, he did so many sculptures based on this painting that you could see right a way that he was a genius and a little too crazy. I’ve been reading his biography in French and I don’t understand everything that is written I can tell you he was plain nuts.
Picasso was a little crazy as well, but he was much more consistent in his art work. I loved the museum and a lot of his paintings that I didn’t know existed.
Even though, I loved the craziness’ of Dali and Picasso, I have to say that my favorite place in Paris is the Rodin Museum. It is just amazing the perfection of his art and his creativity. Part of the exhibition is in the Gardens of an old hotel. The Garden is immaculate, so green with a lot of flowers, but discrete flowers that do not interfere with his art. It was breathtaking. And to my luck, they are hosting an exhibition of the drawings that Rodin did during his Japanese Phase, when he had a Geisha as muse and presumably lover. I left the museum with a broken heart because time was running out and I have to go back to Brazil.
I just want to thank Lili, because she advised me to go there no matter what.
~ Kisses and hugs~