I read about the new Louis Vuitton Foundation while I was in the States and was looking forward to seeing it when I returned. It’s a new private museum with very modern art and also a cultural center and the architect was American Frank Gehry. It’s next to the Jardin d’Acclimation in the Bois de Boulogne in the 16th. Underneath it is rectangles piled on each other but on the outside it is covered with glass which look like sails. There are 11 galeries, a huge auditorium and, of course, art. It is not my type of art at all. I sort of stop at Picasso and even he is too modern, and prefer the older art but the building is worth the visit to look at even though there is a lot of controversy about it but, then, the pyramid at the Louvre had the same thing.
I went to lunch with a friend in the Left Bank and took a few photos as we wandered around.
The Saint Paul Saint Louis Church is found in the Marais very near the metro stop. Saint Louis was actually King Louis IX, a very religious king who was made a saint, thus the name of the church. You can find an engraving of him there.
Up high in the dome is a sun, the symbol of the French kings. New since the last time I was there, were the decorative items hanging from the dome. I wasn’t sure what there were-either clouds or snowflakes I think.
There’s a sort of artist’s hangout or squat, although utilities are paid, six stories worth, at 59 Rue du Rivoli. They call the place 59 Rivoli.
This is on the very top floor. There is an American lady up there selling very nice art, reasonably priced, and I bought a piece as a Christmas present for my daughter in law, always someone hard to buy for. We haven’t exchanged Christmas gifts yet as she is traveling.