Wednesday, September 24, 2014

PARIS - Outtakes and Museum Art

So much to see, so little time. . .
Avenue des Champs-Élysées
A boulevard in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées runs from the Place de la Concorde to the Place Charles De Gaulle, where the Arc de Triomphe is located. Along the way many interesting and unique sights are visible. In the image below  an entrance gate with detailed styling catches the attention of passers-by. Paris excels in wrought iron work.
A Parisian Gate along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, by DG Hudson



Back Garden, Long View

Versailles, France - the back gardens, by DG Hudson

The gardens at Versailles are magnificent, but don't step on the grass, as the security guards are always attentive. That's what I heard from someone else who had been there and was reprimanded with French fervour. Considering how many tourists visit and how many may or may not be considerate, it is likely a requirement to preserve the beauty. The walk is long, but this was entertainment for the royals and the court.


Designer Mini-Display
from the 20th Century

Lanvin miniature display at the Carnavalet Musee, by DG Hudson
There were not so many 'designers' as there are today when the label, Lanvin, was in its heyday. The display above was shown at the Carnavalet Musee, Paris. Fashion is another byword in France, thanks to Coco Chanel, Lanvin, Dior, etc.

Carnavalet Musee, top of the stairs, by DG Hudson

A wall Mural graces the top of the stairs in the museum. How many of the faces in the painting were of guests at the house or the owners? It's interesting to speculate, but murals were intended to reduce blank spaces and add interest for guests.


What have you seen lately by walking around your neighborhood? Or cruising the internet? How great would it be to have murals on the walls of your residence?

Please leave a comment to let me know you were here, and I'll respond. Thanks for dropping by!


Carnavalet Musee, an 'a to z' post

Versailles, also 'a to z' post