Sunday, 3 February 2013

Places I visited in Paris

Notre Dame Cathedralhistoric Roman Catholic Marian cathedralwidely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and among the largest and most well-known churches in the world ever built. Beautiful architecture, it was just amazing to see little details of the design and the statues of people, very spiritual inside too.

Musee D'Orsay, this museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1915, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It is probably best known for its extensive collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces (the largest in the world) by such painters such as MonetManetDegasRenoirCézanneSeuratSisleyGauguin and Van Gogh. (and the bus tour!).
Once again amazing architecture inside and out!

This was the one of the reasons why I visited Musee D'Orsay, to see impressionism paintings especially by Van Gogh! I studied and analysed this painting at Art Alevel in college
so it was pretty cool to see this in reality!

Centre Pompidou, Modern Art museum, the inside-out building by moving functional elements such as escalators, water pipes and air conditioning to the outside of the building, freeing interior space for the display of art works. The pipes and ducts are all color-coded: blue for air, green for water, red for elevators, yellow for electricity, gray for corridors and white for the building itselfThe Centre Pompidou also contains a very popular library, a bookshop, a movie theater and a panoramic terrace. 

Sad to say but me and my friend were almost star struck when we saw this Cubism painting by Picasso as we did a whole module in Art A level on Cubism and Picasso and I remember I had to analyse and paint a still life of this style. Such geeks I know!
Crazy colourful optical room! Musee D'Orsay

We took a 'romantic' boat cruise at the River Seine at night, was a bit windy though :s
Oo la la Moulin Rouge..the shops on that street :o

Arc De Triomphe

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