Friday, 14 August 2015

One day in Paris...

As I have more time now, I will be trying to put up two posts a week- on a Tuesday and a Friday, so this is the 'bonus post' for this week! Whilst we were in France, we hopped on the train to go to Paris for the day. I fancied going up the Eiffel Tower, but my sister wasn't bothered so we were going to go around Montmartre instead, after visiting the Pompidou Centre, so I could look around the modern art gallery where they have Matisse, Mondrian, Kandinsky and Picasso works. Sadly, the day was cut short for me, as I had a reaction to some tablets and came over in a fever before being sick, which was lovely- especially since I had been excited about the day-trip to Paris for months. 


Even though I only got to spend about 5 hours in Paris, at least I got to see the Eiffel Tower and skyline from the top of the Pompidou, which was a stunning view. I love the higgeldy-piggeldy chimney pots and all the shapes of the buildings. I am now desperate to own a Parisian apartment somewhere in the city.


The Pompidou Centre is, in my opinion, an incredible eyesore from the outside, but I loved the decor and layout inside, and all the neon signs that there were. 


With Matisse's Blue Nude III cutout work. I visited the Matisse cut-out exhibition last year in London, and fell in love with them. The Blue Nudes are my favourite, so much so that I have a framed print of one in my room. 



More beautiful views from the top of the Pompidou. 



I spotted this tree filled with hanging books near to the gallery, but can't find out anything about it. Regardless of why it is there, I think it is really pretty to look at and certainly was a change from the mass of un-adorned trees around the streets of Paris. If anyone knows why this was made or who by, please let me know in a comment!


My future apartment is on this photo somewhere... (fingers crossed!) I loved the balconies and plants, which really brightened up the outside of the building, and made it look even more beautiful. 

Until next time, 

Holly Olivia x

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  1. Such a pity you fell ill! Beautiful photos nevertheless x

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    1. Thank you! It was a shame, but I mainly wanted to visit the gallery, so at least I got to do that.

      Holly Olivia x

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  2. It's such a shame you got sick, hopefully you'll get another chance to explore Paris soon. Who knows, maybe next time you'll end up on the Eiffel tower!

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    1. I hope so! It was a shame, especially as I got sick on the day I had been most looking forward to.

      Holly Olivia x

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  3. These photos are lovely, i especially like the one you of your view from the top of the Pompidou. with all the building and then that huge one that looks like a castle. The books in the tree is so odd got me wondering, but thanks for sharing.
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    1. Thank you and no problem!

      Holly Olivia x

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  4. Such beautiful photos. The tree filled with hanging books looks really pretty - I love a good mystery. I'd love to visit Paris one day. I think i'll keep a note of all the places you've visited.

    Roxie x
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    1. Thank you! It is a beautiful city, I really liked the Pompidou centre, especially the Modern Art section, where they had work by a lot of famous artists. There were a few pieces of 'art' which were quite insulting. (eg. a piece of canvas painted blue), but there was also a lot of lovely pieces of artwork.

      Holly Olivia x

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  5. So sad that you got sick in Paris! I've been there only once and really want to visit again!
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    1. I know! I already want to visit it again, I had such an amazing time before my fever started but I couldn't have lasted the whole day with having to walk around in the heat and get on and off the Metro.

      Holly Olivia x

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