Grand Palais

The Grand Palais as seen from the Alexandre II...

The Grand Palais as seen from the Alexandre III bridge, in Paris, France. Français : Le Grand Palais depuis le pont Alexandre-III à Paris (France). Italiano: Il Grand Palais oltre il Ponte Alessandro III a Parigi, Francia. Русский: Вид на Большой дворец с моста Александра III в Париже, Франция Tiếng Việt: Grand Palais nhìn từ cầu Alexandre III, Paris, Pháp (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Recently I had two occasions to go inside my favorite neighborhood building- the Grand Palais.  This gorgeous, glass-topped building was built between 1897 and 1900 for the World Fair held in Paris in 1900.

A week or so ago I went to a photography exhibit there by Helmut Newton, which was fascinating.  I wasn’t familiar with his work and loved the interesting Vogue shots, as well as the more unusual photos for Playboy and others.  Yep-lots of beautiful naked women were hanging on the walls of the Grand Palais that day.  

Two days later I went back to the Grand Palais for an art fair being held in the large area under the glass roof.  All the other exhibits I had seen there were in the wings and I was excited to finally get into the main part of the building.  It was spectacular.

Looking down into one of my favorite restaurants- the Mini Palais!

From afar

We are off to New York City today for the holiday weekend.  We will be meeting our daughter who has been traveling during a Gap Year with Thinking Beyond Borders since early September.  We’re so excited to see her again and to hear about her adventures.

I wish you all a very happy Easter in your neck of the woods, wherever that may be.


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3 responses to “Grand Palais

  1. Carole

    Have a great time with Claire! I can’t even image how happy you all must be to see her! What a treat!

  2. Mary

    Have a great trip. Happy Easter.

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