zondag 31 maart 2013

I went to Paris to visit a quilt exposition

Last week I went to Paris to visit an exposition of 25 antique quilts in the Mona Bismarck Center for Art & Culture.

Weather was beautiful, a really blue sky an good temperature to walk! Because in Parid you WALK......
In the morning I went to the North-African market in rue Dejean (18th arr), I was a bit disappointed , expected more stalls. In a shop you could buy this dry herb grass to make tea, I forgot the name...

There were a lot of shops with very colorful african fabric for making clothes, a bit too stiff to quilt I think.

Then I walked to the mercerie in Place St Pierre  to buy some thread to quilt my Union Station quilt. On my way I saw the sacre Coeur.

For an excellent lunch I went to my favorite veggie restaurant...in the rue Bichat 

Then it was time to go to the exposition in  The Mona Bismarck center .
This was the spectacular view standing in front of the building. 

After the exposition I went to the same terrace as last time to drink a glass of wine....There were no blankets anymore but the heaters were still on.  There I met a very nice couple from the US.  We talked about life... and drank our wine together. 

Next time pictures of the antique quilts!

8 opmerkingen:

  1. Leuk dat je mensen ontmoet en samen van gedachten kunt wisselen.
    Ben benieuwd naar de foto's van de quilts die je gezien hebt.
    Voor nu nog even gezellige Paasdag gewenst,Evelyne

  2. Thank you for the pictures and commentary I enjoyed your journey !!!!!

  3. Je hebt toch niet gelopen van Montmartre naar de expositie? Weer prachtige foto's van Parijs, ik liep met je mee in gedachten.... Alleen de Noord-Afrikaanse markt ken ik niet.
    Kijk uit naar foto's van de expositie!
    Groetjes, Marjo B-W

  4. Dat was een leuke dag in Parijs. Ik ben benieuwd naar de quilts. Fijne zondag,

  5. Mmmm Paris.
    I will be there in August I hope. Reading your post, I can't wait!

  6. Heerlijk, Parijs!! Ik ben er al jaren niet geweest. Ben benieuwd naar de quilts!

  7. Wat leuk om zo even met jou mee te lopen door Parijs. Mooie stofjes!!!!

  8. It looks like such a beautiful place, how blessed you are to be able to get there! I love the African fabrics - oh, the things you could make!