I’ve heard this words a time ago: “You cannot write about Paris, it is the place that can only be experienced by your own”. However, I am so overwhelmed with the feelings and admiration for this delightful city, that I will try to express this through words.
I and Zina decided to spend our last day in Paris in the Fondation Louis Vuitton Museum, but first of all we as usually have started the day with a cup of cappuccino and fresh croissants in a cozy cafe with beautiful terrace. There weren’t too many people in there; we have been enjoying the morning sunlight that made its way through the trees. We didn’t have plenty of time, so we had to hurry up to the museum.
Fondation Louis Vuitton is an “iceberg” in the heart of Paris, a cloud of glass right in Bois de Boulogne… When you see this futuristic building for the first time, it is hard to believe that this is a contemporary art museum, it looks more like a spaceship. The creator of this masterpiece of the modern architecture is the famous American architect, Frank Gehry. The main purpose of the project is the promotion of every form of contemporary art: architecture, sculpture, painting, photography, and music. The museum has even its own concert hall.
We have decided to visit a couple of exhibition halls although it was hard enough to take our eyes from the fascinating building. Unfortunately, at that time there weren’t any exhibitions going on, except the permanent ones. One of them tells the creation story of Louis Vuitton Fondation Museum. Sketches, drawings, layouts – everything that preceded the birth of this masterpiece.
We have also seen in real life the installation created by Daniel Buren, “Observatory of light”. It is a massive installation made of glass that covers the entire main cupola with colored filters of different shapes. The most interesting part is that the colors and shapes change depending on the day time and illumination. However, in April 2017, the installation will be removed. The upper terraces of the museum are definitely a must see, up there you will find a fantastic view on Tour Eiffel, Bois de Boulogne and La Defense sky towers. During my next visit I will certainly return one more time to this place, maybe then I will be luckier to catch some interesting exhibitions!
I took a look at my watch and realized that it is time to run to the airport and catch the flight to my Italy. Very soon there will be some brand new and interesting stories about my beloved and favorite Milan!
Photo: Zina Esepciuc