Friday, October 15, 2010

Partager Picnics in Paris

Picnic at Jeu de Paume vu par PP
Picnics are a way of life here in Paris.   Especially if you are not used to the  hours of  eating in restaurants, which btw, is from noon to about 2:30.  After that you need to find a brasserie or café to quiet those hunger pangs ... so, picnics are one of the best ways to get thru the day.  Picnics in Paris can take place just about anywhere you like.  Choose a nice paté, some cheeses and fruit, few slices of ham and sausages, baguette and a nice pastry to end with ... oh, and don't forget a sampling of wine.  Here we have a couple who has found the perfect spot for that quick picnic as they wait for the Jeu de Paume to open. 

Today, the weather has turned that lovely, romantic  gray that Paris is  famous for  ..  so,  we headed to the Jeu de Paume to visit the  latest retrospective and meet some of Mr. T's "imaginary friends" from Canada that he corresponds with regularly in internet photo contests, etc... So, of course, the photo exhibtion was very apropos for our meeting;  and the "imaginary" friends took on a real reality before long.  So glad Mr. T makes friends so easily!

The exhibition was a collection of  André Kertész photos sharing his beginnings in Hungary, time spent in Paris (his favorite time of his life) and his many years in NYC (1894-1985);   an Hungarian photographer who became one of the leading figures of avant-garde photography in Paris.  A fantastic collection which left me with words to live by...

"I will be an amateur all my life ... I'm forever a beginner who discovers the world over and over ... "

The exhibition will be in Paris until 
6 February, 2011, Jeu de Paume, Paris France 

Nice way to start each day, n'est pas?


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