it’s a wrap! the Arc de Triomphe receives the Christo treatment

Last Saturday was too beautiful to stay indoors, so I grabbed my camera and headed to the Champs-Elysées to check out the wrapped Arc de Triomphe that everyone’s talking about. It is indeed a triumph.

There was quite a crowd. As I walked around the monument it changed color with the light and angle.

Heading towards a metro station an hour later, I saw this poster below and gave a little shriek. Hooray! Vivian Maier, the famous but completely unknown photographer (until she died), is having an exhibition in Paris. The last time there was an exhibition in her name, it was in the south of France somewhere.

I’m excited. Her work is exciting. Plus, it’s in a museum in the Luxembourg Gardens that I’ve never visited before. (I’ve visited the Gardens, of course, but not the museum.) I’ll make a day of it. It’s not often that I find myself in that part of Paris …

Here’s the link to the museum with a brief description of Maier –

2 thoughts on “it’s a wrap! the Arc de Triomphe receives the Christo treatment

    • Hi Carol. I think I was sort of vaguely aware of that museum. In any case, I’m looking forward to walking through the beautiful gardens (I rarely go there because it’s not near where I live) before and after visiting the museum.
      Vivian Maier should be more well known than she is. I believe it was only after her death that people became aware of her work. Look at some of her photos on the internet, they’re striking!

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