Conclusions from Paris

It was instructive to see the preparatory drawings and paintings in comparison to the larger, final compositions.  This happened by looking in different galleries, sometimes in different museums, but the intensity with which we approached museums in these last two weeks kept the images fresh enough that I could recognize and compare some of the […]

More adventures in Paris, 2013.

Notre Dame Cathedral:  impressive, beautiful windows, remarkable intersecting arches, and too many people!   You would think they could respect the request to keep their big mouths shut for whatever length of time they spent in the cathedral.  It looks like it is finally going to get the cleaning it needs on its 850th birthday. Palace […]

Impressions – Paris – June 2013

We got so comfortable in London it was hard to transition to Paris, but after the first day we began to enjoy ourselves.  The transit system is not as thorough and organized as the one in London, and the bathrooms are filthy, but the museums are great.  The food is way too expensive and not […]