23.2.08

Je ne veux pas travailler



Je ne veux pas travailler
Je ne veux pas déjeuner
Je veux seulement oublier
Et puis je fume

Edith Piaf

I keep singing to myself the cover Pink Martini did of Piaf, Je ne veux pas travailler, Je ne veux pas déjeuner, Je veux seulement oublier, Et puis je fume. Everything comes to an end. Even the good things. Or specially those! And then there are the memories: after so much photographed food, it seems that we did nothing else but eat whilst in Paris... As I don't want you to think we only commited the Gula deadly sin, I'll leave you a place and a special look from our trip: the new museum Quai Branly and the work of American photographer Saul Leiter, showing at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson. The gorgeous photos in this post belong to Monsieur Le Official Taster (aka my hubby), possible thanks to the stunning light and the sunny weather back in Paris those days!

The Quai Branly is located in the Eiffel Tower area and has been recently open. The exhibitions there couldn't compete with the nice morning sun, so we just walked across the gardens that surround the museum's building - Jean Nouvel's project, who also designed in Paris Institut du Monde Arabe and the Fondation Cartier. Like the Louvre's pyramid some love and some hate it. I, great fan of how old and new work together in Paris architectural space, couldn't made up my mind.

Saul Leiter's work was most surprising. It was the first time I heard from him, after reading in Airfrance MAGAZINE about the exhibithion. We ended up looking for the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson (which is not in the maps) in a late Sunday afternoon and we were most happy to use both our time and money to see Saul Leiter's photographs. A must see for those in Paris until April 13th.

3 comments:

Maryann said...

Very interesting pictures, as always :)

Dhanggit said...

oh i love that pink martini song..i always sing that song while cooking puts me in the mood :-)

Kate / Kajal said...

lovely pictures. Thanks for your little tour of Paris :)