Yesterday B and I went to the NC Triangle to drink some good coffee at Third Place, use up a Whole Foods giftcard (my, what a chore) and visit the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke. While we were wandering through the handful of galleries of the museum, it occurred to me that exactly one year ago we were in Paris, wandering through the best galleries in the world.
I’ve alluded to the trip we took to Europe last year on this blog more than a few times, mostly because it was that awesome. Neither of us had ever been to Europe before, and we owed it to ourselves to just go while we had the opportunity. We went to Paris for the art and learned that anyone can afford to spend a considerable amount of time in the city if they make that their focus. We didn’t eat out very much while we were there – probably only three or four meals throughout our entire two and a half weeks there – and the money we saved on self-catering enabled us to make multiple trips to the big museums, many of which are free or discounted on certain days. We also rented an apartment instead of staying in a hotel, which greatly reduced our lodging costs.
Today I thought I would just share a few of the photos we took in and around the museums of Paris. As you’ll soon see, we are no photographers and we don’t have a big expensive camera, but the pictures we snapped in Paris mean a lot to us. A lot of this art isn’t necessarily in a gallery, either, but that’s OK because the entire city is just oozing with beauty.