Paris 01 Ancien - Quartier Tuileries

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  • Day6

    Place de le Concorde

    September 26, 2017 in France

    The oldest monument in Paris, it was given to France by the Egyptians.

    Like everything else here it does not look like much until you get up close and personal and the detail just blows you away.


  • Day20

    Musee de l'Orangarie

    April 14, 2017 in France

    There are so many museums in Paris to choose from, you have to be selective. I chose this smaller one because it housed impressionist paintings and in particular had two rooms of Claude Monet's Water Lillie paintings. I had seen some of them in New York and had had my first emotional reaction to art that I can remember. They did not disappoint and I found myself sighing and relaxing as I entered the first room. These paintings are enormous, covering metres of the rooms they are shown in. Traditionally they are in oval rooms with seats in the middle for you to sit and enjoy. Quiet is enforced and adds to the feeling of tranquility. The two rooms had quite different colors and moods.

    Downstairs there was a small collection of other painters work. I was surprised how many names I recognised given my rudimentary knowledge of such things. There was paintings by Picasso, Renoir, Mattisse, Cezanne, Rousseau, Soutine etc but the collection was small enough to not be overwhelming. Highly recommend it if you just want a taste of the art on offer in Paris.
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  • Day22

    Paris makes it's mark

    July 18 in France

    We're not up and going until after 12, best sleep in so far this trip.

    First to Aux Délices de Manon, not the best patisserie, but certainly our favourite, and one of the few places that always have a St Honore waiting for Gab.

    Next to Abraxas Saint-Honore for a Fleur-de-lis on my right wrist by Kawika. It's our 21st anniversary next week, I've been thinking of this tattoo for a long time, where more romantic to brand myself as Gab's than in her favourite city. Whilst waiting for my tattoo Bux watches a girl get an upper ear piercing, a wincing teary face leaves the piercing room putting a dash of fear into the Bux. This is followed by Kawika lecturing us about the dangers of the piercing guns, she's convinced she is no longer in a hurry to get it done, bonus points!

    Finally, we're at Galleries Lafayette to replace my busted bag. Gab can't resist a Kipling for herself but I find out about Delsey, a French brand with a unique double zip closure - I'm sold. Bux has embraced the culture, adopting the Evian spritz spray for her tender young skin. Fid an I hang out at the oyster bar under the dome, crab sandwiches and affligem make for a great way to pass the hour of the girls shopping for dresses upstairs.

    Our very first time in Paris we stopped at the Hippo up from the Opera, Fid took a photo of us there. With the sleepy hot meltdowns well underway, I drag the kids in for a steak dinner while Gab finishes her time in the Galleries. It's quick dinner and bed for all.
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  • Day3

    Ferris Wheel

    April 17, 2017 in France

    So I hate heights, but i couldn't say no to going on the Ferris Wheel by Place de la Concorde!

  • Day19

    Step 3

    November 12, 2016 in France

    Garlic aside, I think I found the perfect place to volunteer in India !

    “The Environmental Center is a working model farm of the best environmental practices demonstrating traditional and innovative sustainable techniques, an educational center for teaching students and the public about  environmental issues and solutions, and a platform for engaging conversation between spirituality, culture, and concern for the environment.
    Permacultural practices, cultivating onions, garlic, chilies, tomatoes, eggplants, cucumbers, and more for vegetables, mangoes, jackfruit, guava, neem, and more for fruits and trees, lentils and chickpeas for grains, an Ayurvedic herb garden, an organic dairy with 15 cows, and operational sustainable technology.
    Volunteers can expect simple vegetarian food.
    Maintenance work on all farm facilities can be expected (solar panels and biogas generators for power production, composting for soil production).
    Additionally, as the farm aims to become an education center, plenty of work can be done building informative signage, pathways, presentations, guest facilities, curriculums, and leading students and teachers in activities that teach environmental awareness. Finally, we sponsor research, discussion, and engagement between spirituality, culture, and the environment in the Indian context.
    And of course in Varanasi there is unrivalled opportunity to engage further in Hindu religion and philosophy, classical Hindustani music and dance, and more: Sanskrit Language, Pali Language, Urdu Language, Bhojpuri Language, Vedic Studies, Hindu Philosophy, Indian Architecture, Kathak Dancing, Tabla, Sitar, Sarangi, Harmonium, Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda, Weaving, Indian Literature and Poetry, Jain Studies, Theosophy, Bhakti Studies, etc. “

    One month will NEVER be enough.
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