|Paul Gauguin’s Are You Jealous Painting at the Gauguin’s the alchemist exhibition at Grand Palais|
Ordinary. When I think of this word, what comes to mind are the adjectives plain, dull, uninteresting, boring, and all their cousins. I know that’s not it, otherwise, there wouldn’t be an ordinary week in Paris. So here comes Merriam-Webster defining it as the regular or customary condition or course of things.
I’m saying there is not a dull day in Paris, except literally because there is always something to do or a spectacle to watch every day. There are concerts, theatres, runway shows, art exhibits, poetry or book reading, dance, and a lot more to name. Well, it’s been considered by many as the cradle of culture right? So, it’s really your choice to go out or just stay glued to your couch and watch Netflix.
I have already said in one of my posts that I love the metro ride, 90% of the time. Last week was an affirmation. The metro wasn’t full at 10 am and I’ve met musicians from the group Samarabalouf. They had luggage, guitars and I think the big one was a bass so they caught everyone’s attention. One of them was a lady who was good-humored and communicative, even kidding with a fellow passenger beside her. In my mind was a battle whether to ask the name of their group or not. After 5 stops, I’ve finally decided, “Ask now, otherwise, this moment will haunt you until you’re 60.”
|Members of Samarabalouf on their way to their concert at Thouars|
Glad I’ve made it. I did ask in the style of a Joni Mitchell fan. They told me they were on their way to their concert at Thouars and we talked a bit. Then I asked if I could take photos and they were okay with it.
Then comes Sunday. We went to see Gauguin’s the alchemist exhibition which started on 11 October 2017. My husband is a fan of Paul Gauguin’s works so we’re obliged to leave the castle.
|Te Nave Nave Fenua – Paul Gauguin|
It was cold and rainy but It was the last but one day of the exhibit so we cannot let the opportunity to see several works of Gauguin which come from different parts of the world. My Uniqlo hooded puffer coat and infinity scarf from Aliexpress were of great help in making me come out of our cave.