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111op's blog and trip report (Paris Jan. 15-17)

111op's blog and trip report (Paris Jan. 15-17)

Old Jan 21st, 2005, 04:18 AM
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Thanks dln. I thought that the T-W-M exhibition would just be a cliche (like the Louvre guided tour), and of course I was very wrong. I was amazed by the number of different museums represented -- "Falling Rocket" came from Detroit, and I just don't think that I'd ever have seen that painting if I had not seen it there.

And thanks for the tip on the Promenade Plantee -- as this trip has convinced me, there're still lots of things to do in Paris and I shouldn't dismiss it quite so easily.

I hope that you enjoyed your trip. It sounds like you had a good time too!
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Old Jan 21st, 2005, 04:25 AM
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We did have a good time in Paris, 111op! And the best thing I learned about it was that when you fall irrevocably in love with Paris (as I have), it doesn't really matter what particular thing you miss seeing. Because you WILL return to catch it the next time, or the next, and the next...
 
Old Jan 21st, 2005, 04:34 AM
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You're right, dln. I think that I've gotten to that stage now. It's actually quite liberating. As packed as the schedule always is, it's nice to know that I don't have to make it to five museums in one trip.

For those wondering about the lack of a coat, call it stubborness, or tempting fate, or whatever. I was somehow certain that it would not be cold in Paris (I seem to have these random preconceived notions), and since I travel light, I wanted to have the option of buying stuff and carrying that home. Of course, it never works out that way. I never buy a whole lot of stuff (even though I always think that I will).

Oh well.
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Old Jan 21st, 2005, 04:42 AM
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Oh, and one thing, Scarlett -- the exhibition closed in Paris, but it will travel to the Tate Britain. Since you'll be in Paris in March, you can always go to London for a day trip to catch it (I think it's still on then).
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Old Jan 21st, 2005, 06:06 AM
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Thank you, 111!
I have mentioned to my husband that a day in London would be nice as we have friends we miss. But we are only in Paris for a week this trip, it will be a hard choice to make to take a day away from Paris~
You sound like my son, he leaves things out of the packing to make his bag lighter, his trip easier, then he realizes when he gets to his destination, that the one thing he could really use is that which he left at home
(he is in India right now- he says it is cold, I wonder if he brought a coat- lol)
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Old Jan 21st, 2005, 06:20 AM
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That is very funny. Yes, I also forgot my alarm clock this time -- I always carry one -- so I bought one at the airport.

I'm always forgetting something. Sometimes I think that the trip is quite a success as long as I don't lose something (passport or money).
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Old Jan 21st, 2005, 06:40 AM
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Thanks so much for this report. It took my mind off my dog who is now in surgery. Nice to meet a Dries fan. I have several things but treasure my coat as best of all. You must be a sweetheart to get your money back. I'll return to parts of the blog I didn't get to.
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Old Jan 21st, 2005, 06:47 AM
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Thanks -- glad you found it diverting. After my occasional verbal sparring with m_kingdom, I just think that I need to investigate Dries van Noten more. Actually I don't know much about him. I get the sense that he keeps a low profile. I was curious to know if he actually has a boutique in Paris (I don't think that he has one in NYC, but Barneys (?) stocks his stuff, I think).

You live in Boston, if I remember right. Where's his stuff stocked here?

I hope the dog gets better!

PS. And where's m_kingdom anyway? (S)he can be so entertaining.
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Old Jan 21st, 2005, 06:48 AM
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Thanks -- glad you found it diverting. After my occasional verbal sparring with m_kingdom, I just think that I need to investigate Dries van Noten more. Actually I don't know much about him. I get the sense that he keeps a low profile. I was curious to know if he actually has a boutique in Paris (I don't think that he has one in NYC, but Barneys (?) stocks his stuff, I think).

You live in Boston, if I remember right. Where's his stuff stocked there?

I hope the dog gets better!

PS. And where's m_kingdom anyway? (S)he can be so entertaining.
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Old Jan 21st, 2005, 07:14 AM
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I buy my Dries at Louis's. Barney's dropped the line in our local branch because of Louis. I met Dries at a party for him at Louis last month. He's very nice. M_Kingdom is here today on another thread. Patrick is dressing her down on the Plus-size postings.
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Old Jan 21st, 2005, 07:29 AM
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I saw the Times magazine feature (it was in the periodic issues on fashion) on him a while ago and saved the article. He sounds reserved, but very interesting. I don't know Louis at all, but if I find myself in Boston I'll be sure to check it out.

I need to find that m_k thread to get my fix now. Thanks!
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Old Jan 21st, 2005, 07:31 AM
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Shoot! I missed that article!!
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Old Jan 21st, 2005, 07:43 AM
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I'll look for it at home and see if I can give you a reference.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2005, 01:45 PM
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ny1er/111op: I've never read a blog, because I dislike the sound of the word "blog" so much. However, I intend to read yours later. (I will think of it as a diary, or an online booklet, or a travelogue, and not hold its name against it.) This inane non-comment of mine will serve to top your thread.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2005, 02:12 PM
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funny cmt, I too think it's an ugly word

I don't know why 'diary' can't work, it's only one more letter
too quaint, I guess
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Old Jan 22nd, 2005, 02:34 PM
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I think a diary is a private affair.
a log of places and impressions does deserve a prettier word.
Let's hear some from the posters maybe on a new thread as not to disrupt this report.
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111op, it's true it takes us West Coasters a few more hours to get across the Atlantic, and even more if we want to go somewhere else other than London. So that does have an impact for me on considering short trips. But I think the primary consideration is that airfare, although a relative bargain, is still an expensive part of the trip for me. So if one airfare equals the cost of six days of travel (roughly speaking), then I could do either two four-day trips, or one fourteen-day trip. Then calculate the time spent in travel and recovery vs. the time spent on the ground. But if I were in NYC, the equation would be different for sure. If travel is a drug, it's nice to get more frequent fixes.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2005, 08:44 PM
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Unusual but nice foremat on your blog.
You did very well for someone who knows little about computers. No, not very well. Excellent.
 
Old Jan 24th, 2005, 03:05 AM
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cigalechanta: The article is titled "Out of Antwerp: The Reclusive Belgian Designer Dries van Noten invites Cathy Horyn into his Timeless World." Unfortunately I can't find a date reference -- I tore it off the magazine and I don't see a date anywhere on the article. I don't have a scanner so can't scan it for you. But maybe it's online somewhere. Or if you're really interested, I can mail you a xerox copy of the article.

Thanks machin, and interesting comments, WillTravel.

Re blog -- it's short for weblog, I think. A related word is blogsphere/blogosphere -- the latter seems more common. Actually I don't think that it's quite like a diary -- I don't think of mine as a diary. And it's not a travelogue either, as I blog about things beyond travel. What it is, I guess, is subject to discussion.

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Old Jan 24th, 2005, 04:54 AM
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By the way, machin, I can't claim credit for the format -- it's a template from blogger.com . I did no html programming for this to work at all.
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