Today was about history!!!
La Palette is a five minute walk from our apartment. This bar opened in 1913 and was frequented by Picasso, Cezanne, Ernest Hemingway and Jim Morrison.
We both ordered the cheese, ham and chive omelette – and this was the BEST omelette I’ve EVER enjoyed!!!!
Next, we stopped at one of the MANY galleries in our area. This wasn’t really a gallery, it was the private workspace/shop of French photographer, journalist, reporter and environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Our final destination was Musee d”Orsay . The Musee d’Orsay displays collections of art from the period 1848 to 1914. We had a private guided tour who told us of the evolution of art in Paris starting with the Industrial Revolution and the use of new materials like steel as well as artists breaking out of the tight control of art schools such as École des Beaux-Arts where artists had to follow strict rules of painting only religion, mythology and history to transform from Academism to Realism to Impressionism to Post Impressionism.
Today was a WONDERFUL day!!!!