Wednesday, October 10, 2007

OK folks, here's the thing. I'm not going to try and post here on a frequent basis anymore (not that I have been) but I am truly going to work hard to put a nice post together once a month (which, as I look back, has been the schedule to which I have settled anyway), hopefully around the 15th or so. So hey! This one's early.

Anyway, Melicious and I visited Paris about a month ago and enjoyed ourselves to death. We stayed in the Marais (Hotel du Petite Moulin, Victor Hugo's favorite boulangerie when it was still a boulangerie), ate at non-guidebook restaurants (hello Robert et Louise), chose a cafe to visit at least once a day (hello Le Sancerre with the duck confit and breast meat salad) and had our 15th anniversary photo taken (howdy Fabien Breuvart). We also visited the Orsay and were lucky to catch the Vollard exhibit. It was wonderful of course, but the amazing thing was a movie of the collector with Renoir in what must have been Renoir's 70's. The artist's hands are destroyed by arthritis from painting and yet he continues to paint and smoke.

We also visited Galerie Alain Blondel where we saw the wonderful work of Alessandro Papetti, whose work is now at These works were pretty large, call it 3 feet tall by 5 feet wide. We really liked his work as it reminded us a lot of Veerakeat's, but different. Differently priced too; Papetti's work is in the 15-25 thouand euro range! Here are some more photos we took of his work. And, see you in November...promise.

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