What a day!!!! Betsy & I are both concerned that our ankles have permanently disappeared….we walked almost 8 miles today!!! So, we started at “Atelier des Lumieres”, for an immersive exhibit of the works if Gustav Klimt & Hundertwasser. The pictures I’m posting don’t do this justice! Essentially, it’s in a big warehouse type structure & the art is projected over , around & under you…it is phenomenal!!!! If you ever get the chance to experience this…run don’t walk to get tickets… one of the coolest things in the world !
And what better way to top off all that energy & color than a stroll through the Pere La Chaise cemetery!!!! A number of years ago -1995-a very dear friend of mine passed away. One of his wishes was to have some of his ashes taken to Pere La Chaise, in the city that he loved ( only 2nd to NYC). I’ve wanted to go there ever since! My friend , Michael , was the person who introduced me to Origami…I took a few folded butterflies, to place somewhere in the cemetery. Along the way, we saw the tombs of Rossini, Chopin, Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf & Oscar Wilde!
Then, it was off to Montmarte, to meet our guide, Dr Kelly Spearman, for a private tour of the secret gardens and studios of this famous artists’ enclave. Kelly teaches art history & her knowledge of the history of Montmarte is incredible. She made the history truly come to life.
After a wonderful dinner ( loved our waiter….funny guy!), at Part de Anges, we headed back to our neighborhood for one last glass of wine at the cafe next door!!!