Sunday, February 24, 2013

museum weekending

any weekend that involves a trip 
to a museum,
is a great one in my book.
this weekend we visited two.
today..steve and i snuck out
for a bit.
there was an antique fair on 
the champs elysees that 
i've been wanting to see.
it was a beautiful but very 
high end antique fair.
i bought a book.

we walked across to the 
petite palais and had a visit.

it was a quick tour
but so many beautiful pieces
of art.

the building itself is a work of art.
built for the 1900 World's Fair..
right across the street from
her big brother..
the grand palais..
which was closed today.

loved her..
carrying her baguettes.

it was a lovely visit.
and nice for steve and i 
to get out alone.

not great of will..
but it was FREEZING
and he would only pose for one.
saturday, will and i went on 
it was through his school and it
was a nice day for will and i 
to get out together.

this was such an interesting museum!
and so great to do with a tour guide.
we learned so much.
this is the original model of
the statue of liberty.

the very first camera.

this camera filmed the first 
movie projected.
did you see the movie hugo?

clement ader's bat like plane..
got off the ground 13 years before the wright brothers.

this lion and snake are made
completely out of glass.

i love weekends at a museum.


  1. That's the beauty of living there as opposed to visiting--these are off-the-beaten-path museums that you'd never find time to visit if you were just passing through. I can't believe that lion was made of glass as well.

  2. Beautiful....thank your for sharing.....I love your posts and love your blog!

  3. I look forward to going back to Paris to visit le petit palais and le grand palais some time (love living so close!). We only took in the outside views on our visit and I was curious as to what would be inside. Thank you for sharing a glimpse into le petit palais (i love the statue of the lady with the baguettes!).

    I received a package last week with The Perephone Catalogue and The Persephone Biannually. I have been obsessed with reading the catalogue and i am planning on going to the store some time soon and picking up some books. I am sure that I want to read a few of Dorothy Whipple's - they all sound good. Thank you for letting me know about them through your blog. Thrilled!

  4. Just found your blog and I am looking forward to hearing about your adventures in beautiful Paris!