Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Paris Update, Part 3


Musée de l'Orangerie and the Tuileries Garden

While the Musée de l'Orangerie (aka "the Orangerie") is known for its wonderful paintings by Renoir, Cezanne, Gaugin, Sisley, Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, and Rosseau, it is perhaps most famous for two oval-shaped anterooms containing massive, curved pieces by Monet. He painted these works expressly for the museum late in life, when he was almost blind.

When we visited, the museum was also hosting a special exhibit, American Paintings in the 1930s. A fascinating collection of American art from the depression era but, unfortunately, photos were not allowed. If you have a chance, you should see it. It first appeared in Chicago earlier in 2016, and will be appearing in London in 2017.

Admiring Monet

The catalog for the special exhibit


The Tuileries Garden is near the Orangerie.

It was just starting to rain as we left the Orangerie. This kissing couple, "Le Baiser" by Rodin, didn't seem to mind.

Photo credit: Marcy Tilton

Musée Palais Galliera

The Musée Palais Galliera is a small museum that is currently hosting an eclectic exhibit of historical fashion, called Anatomy of a Collection, Part 1. This museum is only open when it has an exhibit and, sometime in February, Anatomy of a Collection, part 2, will open.

Photos were not allowed, but the exhibit included pieces from the era of Marie Antoinette, pieces from Schiaparelli, and a section dedicated to Sonia Rykiel. As I said, it was very eclectic—I could not detect a theme.

But it was interesting. The building and its setting are also quite beautiful.

Photo credit: Margy

Seine and the Eiffel Tower

I haven't gone up the Eiffel Tower. I'll save that (and the Louvre) for another trip.

But I have seen the Eiffel Tower. One late afternoon we spent some time admiring it's view. Another time we took an evening boat ride on the Seine when it was lightly raining. Magical.

And the Seine. The beautiful Seine.

The boat was quite empty on a rainy evening!

I had not heard about the Pont des Artes, or the "bridge of locks", but they are quite a sight

With Ruth and Margy.

You know I love my shadow pictures!


Window Licking, part 3

So much to look at in the Paris windows! And they change quite often. Sorry for the reflections.

Celestial boots

A Mohair sweater moto jacket

More Pics

Just look at Marcy's adorable glasses with one square lens and one round lens!

I love this picture that I took of Ruth, Marcy, and Katherine peering into a notions shop!

Wearing my Cole Haans in the rain. (I really enjoyed the rain!)

Getting dressed

The Seine

Margy and Ruth in the Marais

Street art in the Passy

Paris has absolutely gorgeous cloud formations!

Photo by Marcy

Ruth's new hat!

Making perfume

Eau de Shams

Button wall!
Photo credit: Margy

Shams and Ruth in the fabric district...

After a successful day of shopping.
Photo credit: Margy

A fabulous pic by Marcy

Oh la la!
One evening we went to see How to Become Parisian in One Hour, a one man show by Olivier Giraud. Here Olivier demonstrates his impression of a sexy French woman. I am trying to mimic, but I am clearly sexy-Parisian-woman-deficient


  1. I really love the girls girls peeping through the window

    1. I do too. Noticed they all had the same black backpack. Can you tell me what it is?

    2. They are Groom microfiber bags and are available and sold on the Marcytilton.com website in two sizes for $175 and $225.

  2. Your photo of the Institut de France with the raindrops look like stars. Monet would approve of your colors! Self confidence and style are hallmarks of a sexy Parisian woman---you more than qualify.

  3. I love all your pictures you've been posting on IG--what a GREAT trip you are having!

  4. Great photos and I love Marcy's glasses. Thanks so much for sharing your trip with us.

  5. Wonderful! Such inspiration to be found window licking. The girls peeping at notions is fabulous.

  6. Thank you for sharing your great pictures. Have never had a desire to go to Paris until now! So, I'm traveling vicariously with you. Your pictures are fabulous and love seeing what you and Margy are wearing!

  7. It seems that all are having a marvelous time. Thank-you for sharing. And thank-you for the inspiration pictures in the shop windows.

  8. Portions of the railings on bridges in France and Italy have collapsed from the weight of the locks. It's from some popular story about love and commitment, and has turned (this all according to my BIL from his year in Italy) into a tourist activity. Buy the locks here, put them on there, the authorities cut them all off; rinse and repeat.

  9. That photo of you and Margy crossing the road is just brilliant. Worthy of putting in a frame :)

  10. I am so enjoying your trip! Thanks for sharing.

  11. I'm enjoying your posts and photos.