This museum for indigenous art from the whole world is located very close to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. For me, it was one of few mandatory places to visit. It was absolutely worth it. The modern exhibition planning allows you to both visit everything in a linear tour, while still allowing to directly enter every corner of the museum directly. Decoration is minimal to not distract from the impressive exhibits. The next time when I visit Paris, this museum will be on my list again.
Happy new year! I spent the end of 2010 in Paris with some friends. One of the highlights certainly was the Louvre. We only had time to visit the Egyptian collection and the well-known paintings of the great masters. While the first collection was quite pleasant, the famous paintings were too crowded. Below are some impressions of the visit:
Some impressions from my visit in the Italian town Sanremo. The old town rises up the hillside and features arches over tiny lanes, rendering it very dark. Near the coast there is a Russian church which looks bigger from distance than it really is. Finally, in the morning there is a big market on the central place which offers flowers, clothes and “original” watches from mobile traders.
After about 5 months of frequent visits in Nice it is time to post some photos. The city has much to offer: beginning with Place Masséna and the Avenue Jean Médecin which leads to the train station. In the neighboured side roads you can find spruce residential houses. The picturesque old town is located east of place Masséna. Its alleys house a significant number of restaurants, boutiques and galleries.
Directly beneath lies the Promenade des Anglais which connects the city with the airport in the west along the coastline. The Mont du Château offers a great view over both the harbour and the old town. There are other lookouts like the Cascade de Gairaut up the hills which rise in the north.
The Opéra de Nice currently stages the piece “Orphée & Eurydice”. It tells the famous myth of Orpheus who descends to the underworld to return his beloved Eurydice. Yesterday I watched the modern production; unfortunately it is forbidden to take photos during the performance…
I had already uploaded those pictures to my flickr account. But as I should pay when I want to manage more than 200 photos there, I decided to move all of my photos here. So here is the reissue of my photos on the coast of Cagnes-sur-Mer:
Yesterday I visited the observatory of Nice which nowadays is part of the institution Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, the combination of 7 astronomic sites in the region. It was finished in 1888, financed by the French banker Raphaël-Louis Bischoffsheim. By that time it possessed the world’s biggest lens. The gallery also shows the botanic assets since the 35 hectare big estate is mainly covered by a park. The last pictures show some photos of Nice taken later the same day.