Insane in the Membrane or…Short Trip to Paris

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Last Thursday my husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary and as we desperately needed a break from packing, sorting, preparing for over-the-pond-move and working…my husband came up with the amazing idea of a short trip to Paris. I tell you…he is a keeper :) We got engaged in Paris and we spent several wonderful times there- so what better place to go than there. Thursday morning -we flew in in the crack of the dawn.

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Paris is just so insanely inspiring  – architecture, art, food …the river seine…makes you hum “Insane in the membrane” all the time… well…at least if you are as insane as hubs and I ;)

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Insane amount of locks at Pont Neuf – after a wonderful picnic at the Seine with Cheese, Wine and Pate and of course a Baguette – all purchased at the Market in Rue Mouffetard.  Very romantic…

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Insanely cool street art.

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Insane views of Paris from the escalator outside the Centre Georges Pompidou…which also contains an insane amount of wonderful artwork

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Amazing special exhibition of Roy Lichtenstein’s work and life. The more fun as I finally grasp the humor and allusions in his work…especially references to Picasso or Matisse etc.

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Loving this painting by Matisse Decorative Figure on an Ornamental Background – The pattern of the wallpaper and the rug and then this calm posture of the woman – It gave me goosebumps – so beautiful!

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Insane Texture on this Oil painting by Antoine Pevsner Femme Déguisée – I couldn’t get away from it- you have to see it in real life!!!

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On Rue de Rivoli …one of the most famous streets with many label stores – is number 59 – squatted by artists in 1999. The building had been abandoned for 15 years by then and the artists found a way to open it up, revive an empty space, create a place for artists to create and set their studios in there.

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It’s now legalized and still open to the public who can come through and visit the artists.

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Gotta love this staircase! Insane patina!

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at a bar…pickled garlic. Insane…and sooo yummie! Reminded me of Portlandia “I can pickle that!”

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Wonderful  romantic dinner at Le Train Bleu  – I made my husband shoot wine through his nose …I am a funny person…we might have been the bad table…we giggled too much. But hey- who cares..we are insane and married for 10 years ;)

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Insane building- Musee d’Orsay – located in an old beautiful train station. It became too small when the trains got longer – and was fortunately saved from being demolished when the idea was formed to put a museum in here. The architecture alone is amazing – but the art is stunning too (no photos  allowed)

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Every corner a new interesting view

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That was so cool- an insane look over Paris through the outside clock of the museum

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And since Julie’s visit in July I decided rickshaws are the best way to view a city…we did an insane rickshaw ride :)

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Insane fretwork facade on this building!

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and less than 48 insane hours later…we flew out again. Insane in the membrane….Inspired, relaxed and refueled …bring the move on in 20 days :)

Hope you enjoyed the picture overload and got as insanely inspired as I was :)

huge hugs

Nat

 

Comments (20)

  • Jackie

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    First off- Happy 10th Anniversary!!
    secondly..I’m INSANELY envious of your 48 hour trip! lol
    Nat, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful trip! I have never been to Paris(never even out of the US(Canada) and your pictures were such awe inspiring highlights- I just keep going over them! So cool for you- Good luck and Happy memories on your next 10 years with your Hub!
    xoxo thanks again Jackie

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  • Carmen Lucero

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    Happy anniversary; so nice to know you are still kids at heart! Enjoyed all the awesome pictures, especially the staircase!

    Carmen L

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  • julie

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    Insanely AWESOME! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Laura Strack

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    It’s so nice to be able to laugh with your Hubbie after 10 years. They say that is one of the most important things that keeps a marriage strong. I’m sure you both were thinking, “Hey, lets go to Paris. Once we’re in NY, we won’t be able to go there anytime, on a whim.” Smart idea. Loved that “I can pickle that!” episode of Portlandia. Yep, I love you and your sense of humor!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Happy 10th Anniversary! I love your pics and the oil painting seems to have an eye that is staring right at me. Love George Clooney being a doctor for Snow White.

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  • Corrine

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    He is a keeper! what wonder art and views of the architecture. Now that’s the way to celebrate an anniversary. Xox

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  • Madeline Rains

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    Insanely wonderful! : ) Happy Anniversary. I’ve wanted to go to Paris my whole life. My husband, who is Belgian, doesn’t understand this need, When we visit family in Europe in Feb., I am going to go and meet a girlfriend there. Thanks for the inspiration! I definitely want to check out that artists’ building.

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  • Becky

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    Insanely wonderful!

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  • Jean A Marmo

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    What a wonderful weekend! Happy Anniversary!

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  • Nurse Ratchet

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    So glad you had an insanely fab time!!

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