Sunday’s sun was nowhere to be seen yesterday, but that didn’t keep me from tromping all over Paris. True, the last couple of walks were taken just to keep myself from falling asleep (darn you, jet lag), but they did the trick and were totally enjoyable.
My first outing was to the Grand Palais, where I enjoyed a video-art exhibition by BIll Viola. If, like me, you are unfamiliar with Bill Viola, check out his website here. Mr. Viola uses video and sound to explore universal human experiences such as death, birth, and the unfolding of consciousness. I can’t say I understood it all, but it was definitely interesting. Here are some still shots from the exhibit, although his were all moving.
As you can probably tell, these images appeared to be floating silently in water.
Later in the afternoon I put on my walking shoes and headed for Parc Monceau. It was beautiful, even in the shadows. I think the mild winter gave spring a bit of a nudge, as Paris is more “bloomed out” than I remember for this time of year.
The school kids were out for recess and were so darned cute.
Of all the wonderful sights at the park this afternoon, guess what made me the happiest?
Yes, our old friends were on their bench today, reading the newspaper. All is right with the world.
One final walk to the river, because I couldn’t risk falling asleep before 8:00 pm.
Of course, now it’s 10:05 p.m. and guess who is WIDE awake?
Words With Friends, anyone?