Take a break! We could all use one right about now. Start your week with this virtual trip to Paris…

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First Published on August 21, 2013

Life is busy right now. One day left before we drive off to Pitzer College in Claremont, CA 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. On my top five list.

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

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DSC_1041 GUSTAVE CAILLEBOTTE, Raboteurs de parquet, 1875
DSC_1058 VINCENT VAN GOGH, La Nuit étoilée, 1888
Starry Night Over the Rhone
DSC_0421 La Chambre de Van Gogh á Arles, 1889
[Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles]

Musée du Lourve ~ what

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DSC_0680 ALEXANDROS of ANTIOCH, Aphrodité tés Mélou, Between 130-100 BC
[Venus de Milo]
DSC_0641 JEAN-AUGUSTE-DOMINIQUE INGRES, Le Bain Turc, 1862
[The Turkish Bath]
DSC_0644 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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DSCN8263 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 just zipped through at break neck speed what takes this blogger HOURS (yes!) to create and publish and so…

…To Be Continued…