Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Paris, Shakespeare, Dehli, Louvre..
here's beautiful news: in 2 weeks, this time, i will be in Paris, arriving at the Gare de l'Est for a short trip. i booked train tickets last weekend, and the more i browse possible places and sights to visit, the more excited i get. but the most exciting thing about the trip won't be the sights, but the person i will be meeting there: Jessi Graustein from Folded Word!
one place we want to visit together is the Shakespeare and Company bookshop - and visiting the page, i found the bookshop has an own, fascinating magazine, a feature with quotes is now up in Daily s-Press: The Paris Magazine.
another place we probably will visit is the Centre Georges Pompidou, which currently hosts an exhibition that sounds like going on a worldtrip: Paris - Delhi - Bombay.
as timing has it, going to Paris in 2 weeks means i will be there at July 14th - which is La Fête Nationale or Bastille Day, a national holiday in memory of the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789 - a day that is celebrated with fireworks.
really looking forward to being there, and to meeting and exploring. it makes me think: last year, around this time, it was Vienna, and meeting Karyn Eisler, a trip that still resonates - and that included Korea and Slovenia, Indian dinner, Warhol, a Dorotheum... here some notes: tag/vienna. ah, journeys..... below, in preparation of the journey, some collected links:
PARIS LINKS, PLACES, MUSEUMS
Bastille Day (July 14th)
Thousands of people come together at the Champ-de-Mars and Trocadéro to watch the fireworks over the Eiffel Tower
Paris Cinema Film Festival, Open Air Cinema, Manet in Musee d'Orsay..
Shakespeare and Company
bookshop, 37 rue de la Bûcherie (near Notre Dame, Metro: Cité / St.Michael Notre-Dame)
open every day 10am - 11pm, Saturday + Sunday 11am - 11pm.
Musée National d´ Art Moderne - Centre Georges Pompidou
current exhibition: Paris - Delhi - Bombay ... 25 mai 2011 - 19 septembre 2011
The Centre Pompidou is open every day except Tuesdays.
Museum and Exhibitions: 11am to 9pm
Bibliothèque nationale de France
current exhibitions: Paul Jacoulet - a symbiosis of worlds (Tuesday - Saturday from de 10.00am to 7.00pm), An African summer season (Tuesday - Saturday from de 9.00am to 8.00pm, Free access) + The Globes of Louis XIV (permanent exhibition)
The admission to reading rooms is free after 5 p.m. or all day long with an exhibition ticket of the day.
open from 9.30am to 6pm, daily, except Mondays
late night on Thursdays until 9.45pm, last tickets sold at 5pm (9pm Thursdays)
closed on Mondays, on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December
The museum is open every day except Tuesday. Admission to the permanent collection is free for all on the first Sunday of every month and on July 14 (national holiday)
- Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Wednesday, Friday: from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.