Saturday, March 29, 2008

Today, I visited the Musee Baccarat in the 16eme arrondissement. They had a special expo on the 1920's full of perfume bottles, glasses, and vases. The creator of this museum wanted it to make you feel as though you were Alice in Wonderland and I think he accomplished his goal. You are welcomed into the building by a red carpet lined with little lights that goes all the way up the staircase. There are extravagant chandeliers everywhere, glittering away. At the base of the center staircase, is a giant chair made with fabric and pieces of crystal. I had to resist jumping up on it and sitting. I am definitely going to have to go back to their restaurant, where everything sparkles!

Can you guess where in the museum this photo was taken??

This is the restroom. I don't even know what style to call it. The sinks are very modern. You have to press on a button with your toe and the water comes out of that very long spout into a silver tray. Crazy!

On another note, I finished reading The Count of Monte Cristo earlier this month - Absolutely fantastic. It was interesting to have been reading that book and seen the movie Sweeney Todd at the same time. Two very different takes on revenge. Now, I am turning my attention to Proust and his A la Recherche du Temps Perdu. Yes, I am taking on 2,000 plus pages again. Wish me luck!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I want a sink like that...and not up until too long ago, I thought "Counts" were vampire like people. Damn Sesame Street. Seven! Seven cookies! Ah Ah Ah!