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Paris: Classical Art vs Charcuterie Art

Admittedly, I don’t have a full appreciation for classical art.

Mel meets Mona Lisa

Mel meets Mona Lisa

But the Grand Louvre is worth a visit for the architecture alone.
The amalgamation of modern design with a 12th century Palais is an inspiring sight to behold.

From within the Louvre

From within the Louvre


Then, there are the numerous fun photo opportunities to show mom back home.

Mel Admires Classical Art

Mel Admires Classical Art

La Musée du Louvre is a maze of art and artifacts that winds and stretches for miles. After a tiring day of jostling through flocks of tourists and straining my neck to see what others were staring at, I was ready for a break.

My suggestion? Cross over the Seine River to the Left Bank, away from the hustle and bustle, and settle at one of the many cafés that dot the path.

Crossing the Seine

Crossing the Seine

Here, I sipped, nibbled, and watched Paris melt into the sunset.

Watching Paris go by...

Watching Paris go by...

Delectable crusty bread and cheeses.

Delectable crusty bread and cheeses.

Against the sunset.

Against the sunset.

Hare Rillette. Gotta love game season.

Hare Rillette. Gotta love game season.

The craft of meat curing and cheese making.

This is art that touches my heart.

The Seine Shimmers.

The Seine Shimmers.




COMMENTS: 13
  1. December 17, 2009 by Christine @ Fresh Local and Best

    I appreciate charcuterie art a bit more too! Love that photo of you with your finger at your nose. You’re funny.

  2. December 17, 2009 by Rose

    Gorgeous photos! I am the same – classical art doesn’t move me in the way it moves many others. I feel pressured to like it simply because millions before me have been told they should like it. Show me a real smile, a captured moment on film, a beautiful well crafted dish, or a well worn piece of pottery, and to me, that is art.

  3. December 29, 2009 by Mrs Ergül

    I was there once five and a half years ago. Nothing makes me miss this city more than your photos. These are all very lovely and pretty.

  4. December 29, 2009 by Geoffrey Wu

    Hi Mel,

    When were you in Paris, I was literally in Paris 2 weeks ago? Come & check out our photos soon on Geoff’s Twitchen & Facebook as we also have tonnes of photos!

    Happy Eating
    Geoff

  5. December 29, 2009 by Shao @Friedwontons4u.com

    Amazing photos! Love your photo of the Louvre and the plate of meat and cheese are making me drool. From all your pictures Paris looks like an amazing city.

  6. December 29, 2009 by Xai

    i love the fish eye photos. i miss paris even more by looking at your pictures! and oh my, i love how quirky you are!!!! love it!

  7. December 29, 2009 by Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten Free

    Congrats on the Top 9 today!

  8. December 29, 2009 by Cleo Coyle

    Love it!

  9. December 29, 2009 by Simone (junglefrog)

    I always call myself a ‘cultural barbarian’… :) Couldn’t really care about paintings and sculptures to be honest! I love the fisheye photos!! Looks great and the food looks amazing too…

  10. December 29, 2009 by Pierre

    Hi Mel
    you know this is just daily routine for me : I walk by the Louvre every day to go to work !!
    Paris is beautfull today under the snow
    merry xmas Pierre

  11. December 29, 2009 by catty

    heya, @MikeLok on twitter has just pointed me in your direction. Your blog looks great! Will take some time to read a few posts but I thought I’d say hi first :)

  12. December 29, 2009 by Nastassia Johnson

    your pics are so cute! i really can’t wait to visit paris!

  13. December 29, 2009 by Hélène

    Happy Holidays!

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