Monday, May 7, 2012

To The Streets: Sunday & Monday

It is so in the blood, this love of flea markets. 
Items of interest for sewists can always be found. 
I didn't get this but found some great old zinc hooks.

The crew at Heartwork - a group trend forecaster Li Edelkoort started 
that help support, design and market indigo and other crafts in Africa and India.

 The Louis Vuitton portion of the exhibit at the Musée de la Mode et du Textile 
is visually and historically interesting.

The Marc Jacobs portion is much ado about nothing.
Mr Jacobs clearly has talent. Unfortunately his ego is larger.

Later, sitting in Cafe Flore, experiencing a bit of French ennui 
and enjoying a glass of wine, we noticed more and more people walking down the street.
 Soon a police car came through leading even more people 
carrying flags and signs and cheering. 
The French presidential election had been decided and we had front row seats!

A parade of happy Hollande supporters continued down Boulevard 
Saint Germain de Pres for hours on their way to the Bastille.

Monday morning we were in Saint Sulpice viewing this stunning marble and conch font
by Pigalle, a master French sculptor who can make marble look like water
(and whose name is unfortunately now associated with a seedier side of the city).

On rue Visconti learning some French history.

Peeking into the courtyard of Gertude Stein's apartment.

Standing in the courtyard of Picasso's studio where he painted Guernica.

My feet are sore and I am so happy! Big wow...