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Paris - The Long Way Around
There’s very little about Paris that hasn’t been said before, so in the interests of verbal economy, we’ll take it as read that yes, Paris is remarkable and everything’s beautiful and there’s lots of fashion and stylish people and what-not. Paris is a Great City, and the throngs of annual tourists certainly make sure it remains so. To keep things brief, here’s some of the things we did that maybe aren’t top of the radar for would-be Parisians. The Georges Pompidou Gallery We went on a recommendation from Louis and Sophie, Sarah’s friends who we met for breakfast on our first Sunday in Paris. The art and architecture of the building itself is stunning – and a nice concoction of expected big names and interesting exhibits. Also, the rooftop view is amazing, and the building itself has long had status as an ‘architecture as art’ defining moment in Paris’ 20th century post-war rejuvenation. The European Photography House The Paris Photography Gallery is well-hidden, but a treasure to find. We went there to pursue my love of all things photographic, and found some astonishing displays. The Herb Ritts retrospective was brilliant, ranging from fashion to celebrity to his time journeying Africa. …