Dali at the Pompidou

I took in the Salvador Dali exhibition at the Pompidou Centre on Sunday;  the first retrospective of the artist’s work to be held in Paris in thirty years. As I made my way around, taking in this surrealist painter’s bizarre and at times thought-provoking work, I wondered if it was the art, or his showmanship…

Gardens and photography

 We spent a day at Jardin des Tuileries last week. It was a busy day of the  Fête des Tuileries, the annual summer carnival, a bit of wandering around the gardens, a photo exhibition and a music show. The  Fête is small, with carnival rides and food stalls selling the usual carnival fare – expect…

Tombs and treasures

Today was the first day of the summer holidays for my kids. This means for the next ten weeks, yes that’s right, ten weeks I have a six and twelve year old to keep busy. Unfortunately I can’t just send them out to play, which was how I remember my school holidays growing up.

Kabuki costumes

It being Museum Wednesday  – a new thing in our family – we tossed a coin to decide between the Museum of Magic and the current Kabuki Japanese Theatre Costumes exhibition at the Fondation Pierre Berge Foundation-YSL.  The latter won out, magic will have to wait.