Le mur des je t’aime (the I love you wall) near metro Abbesses.
Looking up from the bottom of this street.
Have been recently visiting “the only Belgian friterie in Paris”, De Clerq.
They have convenient holes in the counter for holding the cones of fries…. which are great! And though the beer selection isn’t amazing, you can also eat them in the cosy bar next door, like in Brussels.
184 rue Saint Jacques, 75005
Another nice coffee break at Le Bal Cafe.
One sunny day in December, I decided to finally go visit the Arc de Triomphe. I didn’t go to the top, I just crossed the Etoile via the underground walkway and wandered around, among many other tourists, to see all of the sculptures and admire the monument’s details.
I concluded that it’s interesting to see up close, but best admired from afar, so you can see the whole thing at once.
Centre Pompidou currently has an expo on called “Danser Sa Vie”, which, unlike the other past exhibitions I’ve seen, does not really interest me. There are a lot of abstract dance-inspired paintings, drawings, and sculptures, and some very unusual performance pieces - both live and on video.
The few installations I did enjoy included a video of Pina Bausch’s Rite of Spring, a video of Danse Serpentine by the Lumiere brothers, and this great sculpture of Josephine Baker by Alexander Calder (installed near a video of Ms. Baker herself, “The Dancer” by Jeff Mills).