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CENTRE POMPIDOU AND NOTRE DAME


Second day in Paris and we were already missing the London Underground which is much cleaner and simpler than France’s Metro. But it doesn’t mean that we wanted to go back just yet. There was still a lot to be covered.

Up on our list was Centre Pompidou to catch Surrealist Salvador Dali’s Exposition.
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Below, C and I were mimicking the sculpture of the two soccer players hurting each other during a game.
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Before we entered Dali’s exhibit, we looked at some modern art. Although I appreciate the history of vintage artworks, I find myself enjoying more contemporary pieces. I am also a fan of modern typography.DSC07811

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We made a wrong turn somewhere in the musée that surprisingly led us to the original works of, you would not believe this, Pablo Picasso!!!DSC07850

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It made me so happy that I just had to pose beside this red Christmas tree. Say what?! DSC07867

Finally, we entered Dali’s floor. One way to describe Dali’s works is to say that it’s “weird but interesting”. There are so many details in his pieces. His crazy imagination and beliefs made him create surreal art that incites and boggles the mind. I like it.

This is one of Dali’s more famous pieces: Le Masturbateur.

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Find the hidden Mona Lisa in this Dali painting:DSC07874

Find Dali in this painting.DSC07889

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This was my favorite installation! We were literally inside Dali’s Mae West Face painting!DSC07888

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After absorbing everything Dali, we went to the Notre Dame Cathedral to pay our respects. I wish my grandma (who recently just turned 90!) could have joined me in this trip if only to see this church.
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DSC07943After saying our prayers at the Cathedral, we crossed the River Seine to see the glittering (literally) Mayor’s office. Oh the Parisians just know how to leave an impression. This could just be the grandest government office ever!

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Ended the night at the BHV mall/hotel for some good old shopping…

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Next stop, the Louvre.

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