Lives in San Francisco, California
Since Aug 2006
35-49 year old male
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Do you like Impressionism? Well Monet was the mack daddy of all the Impressionists: it was his "Impression: Sunrise" that gave birth to the movement's name, and you can find that painting here. You can also see his early sketches and caricatures, and other works including many nymphea (water lily) works. All in a beautiful building (former mansion) housing other works by such underrated artists ar B. Morisot.
Have you ever thought to yourself, "Say, it would be really neat to get a picture of the Eiffel Tower from an elevated position, but the Tower itself is already so high...." Or, "I wonder how incredibly tight I can grip a railing out of sheer terror of heights?" You will find answers to both, here. Just south of the Eiffel Tower, soar 450 feet above Paris, tethered by a cable that you're sure is way too narrow to support a balloon in the wind! (Joking aside, it's a very unique experience, and I wish I had less fear of heights so I could enjoy it more.)
Some might say that Monet's greatest later work is his paintings in his gardens and pond in Giverny. The Orangerie holds two rooms, of four paintings each, of Monet's very-large-scale canvases of nympheas/water lilies from Giverny. AND also houses a nice-sized gallery of other works by such masters as Renoir downstairs!
Fountains? Check. Toy sailboats? Got 'em. Museum? Yup. Playground? You know it. Bees? Oh yeah, we got an apiary. Donkey rides? But of course. Guignol puppet show? No doubt. All steps from the 5th and 6th arrondissements. Very relaxing place to chill, bring the kids.
I can't believe this guy fought Godzilla AND was such a great sculptor!!!
Beautiful city of the dead. Contemplative walks to see dead famous people. (Chopin AND Jim Morrison? Honore de Balzac AND Sarah Bernhardt? Gertrude Stein and Guillaume Apollinaire -- that one makes sense.)
Brilliant survey of various periods and styles of Picasso's art. Tons of works here, but I still wish there could be more! (e.g., not a lot of harlequin or more-realistic circus works, bullfighting or Don Quixote motifs.)
Great guitar jazz! Friendly boisterous crowd and staff! Located in a major flea market -- buy a couch and a candelabra, then come here for a drink and some killer jazz.
It's a real Roman arena. Seriously. Pretty cool, when you think about how old that makes it.
Super-laid back, slow pace, as you travel the Canal St. Martin -- including underground portions. Commentary is in French and English.
If you're a film geek like me, there is a lot of stuff on the EARLY days of cinema. Very intriguing! But I do wish that there was more on films after that period. Nonetheless, I spent many hours here.
WOW this is the most amazing glorious perfect art nouveau building ever. Take a walk around the 16th arrondissement to see similar buildings by Guimard, old narrow street (rue Berton) hearkening back to this area's days as a village.
Gorgeous park, in a very fashionable (read: rich people) area.
I picked out Passage des Panoramas, which I understand may be the oldest. But if you start at Passage Jouffroy and proceed generally south, you can see Jouffroy, Panoramas, Vivienne, Choiseul, Verdeau, other passages/galleries/arcades, all the way to the Palais Royal.