Friday, November 5, 2010

If I were in Paris... November 5, 2010

Today: in the 50s! Coat and sweater weather.

I might be tempted to go to the Centre Pompidou and see the exhibit elles@centrepompidou, an exhibition of 350 works by 150 female artists throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, in all genres and materials.

The nice thing about going to the Pompidou is that it is dead easy from there to go to either Les Halles and shop a little at FNAC (books, CDs, computer toys, etc.) or go to the Marais and get the most delicious (and cheap) falafel from L'as du Falafel or get the most delicious takeaway from Sacha Finkelsztajn. It is cold now, and the hearty, heavy food here is perfect... as it is in just about any spot in between! The rue des Rosiers is one of my favorite spots, and strolling here is fabulous simply because everything smells good, the windows are pretty, and I can make my way past the beautiful Art Nouveau synagogue designed by Hector Guimard, 10 rue Pavee.

There is also a tribute to Merce Cunningham at the Theatre de la Ville, with four pieces from his career. A lovely way to end a late autumn/early winter day in Paris. Since one of my absolutely favorite cafes is just next door, I would certainly have dinner there: either their mussels meuniere and frites, or their roast chicken. They have a delightful wine list and the perfect view of the Ile de la Cite and the Seine.


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