Life is busy right now. One day left before we drive off to deliver the college freshman.
In between packing and going through boxes of Kleenex, I continue revisions on the novel.

I welcome this distraction ~ a chance to keep my promise and bring you Part II of PARIS : Food & Art

Portrait de Négresse

Marie-Guillemine BENOIST: Portrait de Négresse, 1800 Musée du Lourvre

Musée D’Orsay ~ magnificently restored Beaux-Arts train station; 19th century art. My favorite museum in Paris:

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GUSTAVE CAILLEBOTTE, Raboteurs de parquet, 1875
One of my top five favorite paintings.

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VINCENT VAN GOGH, La Nuit étoilée, 1888
Starry Night Over the Rhone

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La Chambre de Van Gogh á Arles, 1889
[Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles]

Musée du Lourve ~ what

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ALEXANDROS of ANTIOCH, Aphrodité tés Mélou, Between 130-100 BC
[Venus de Milo]

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JEAN-AUGUSTE-DOMINIQUE INGRES, Le Bain Turc, 1862
[The Turkish Bath]

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Ingres’ precise abstraction of the human body works for me; those necks require extra vertebrae! Quite simply: the man could draw.

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Musée Rodin ~ another favorite for the statues in the gardens ~

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Rue De Montorgueil  75001 ~ we call it The Foodie Street

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They drew us in with samples out on the street ~ Our pizza was delicious, as was the wine.

The manager was a charmer from Napoli!

The manager was a charmer from Napoli!

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Mapped Neighborhood Walks, Good Eats and In The Know sidebars: I would not do Paris without this little book.

Mapped Neighborhood Walks, Good Eats and In The Know sidebars: I would not do Paris without this little book.

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You zip through  at break neck speed what takes this blogger HOURS (yes!) to create and publish and so…

…To Be Continued…