Saturday, May 10, 2008

May 10

Here's a good article about some architecture in Paris. Putting it here mostly to remind myself to check them out in October. I also need to explore the Institut du Monde Arabe, designed by Jean Nouvel, one of my favorite architects.


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He's also responsible for the Fondation Cartier and the new Musée du Quai Branly, both of which are amazing. I can't believe I'm staring down the barrel at my fifth trip and have still never been to any of these places. Disgraceful.


photo:greatbuildings.com

3 comments:

lagatta said...

Hello Stylespy!

I found your blog through Linda Grant's Thoughtful Dresser. Don't miss L'Institut du Monde arabe - even if you don't feel like visiting a show or the general exhibit, just take the lift to the terrasse on the roof and enjoy a FREE and wonderful view of the roofs of Paris, including Notre-Dame and Ile St-Louis! Loverly.

Nearby, the Paris Mosque awaits. Have a mint tea (and perhaps a tiny pastry) in the tearoom or outdoor garden) and feel transported across the Med to Morocco.

I haven't been to Quai Branly yet - I was in Paris briefly since it opened, but it was a short work-related trip and any free time was spent having a coffee or glass of wine with friends.

Analytic Approach to Style said...

hey there, I just discovered your blog and I love it!

le monde arabe is one of my favorite contemporary buildings in paris... it's amazing how it fits the city. same applies for centre pompidou to me.

yeah, mint tea is delicious! I can't remember if I tried it around this place, but my grandma's half libian, so she'd make us some every now and then when I was little.

Virginia said...

Oui, Quai Branley is on my list for next time. My friend Mary raved about it. How did I stay in Paris so long this summer and not go there? I"m hopeless.
V