Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Paris Series Part Two: Une Journée Parisienne

A Day in the Life 


Suit Up. After a wild night of partying in Paris til 7 am, day starts with hungover Saturday excursion to find food. Little do we know of the little surprises that will pop up throughout the day.



Jump on your boyfriend's Vespa and head to Chatelet for cheap eats.



Obviously overjoyed. Thai Classic, some of the most authentic and affordable Thai food in the city during Lunch Special. Unfortunately we find out that the special isn't good for weekends. Putain.



Whizz by Centre George Pompidou, giant modern art museum and funky architecture en route to our next destination.



 
Romantic walk in the winter sun..and my boyfriend is on his phone?!



Grrrr!



Beautiful day in Paris. The locals have left their shells to balader.




Stopping by the vintage clothing shops in the Marais. A must. Actually, what you see is a line extending outside for those waiting to shop. No thanks, we peace out.




  
Just walking the tiny streets in the Marais led us to discover and experience so many things we never bothered to see. It was like Jersey Shore. Although we live along the beach (the Marais in this case), we never bothered to go tanning there. 




Musée Carnavalet. We stumbled across this free museum with miniature models of Paris before the World Wars and incredible photo displays.  We are art. Ode to  Crystal Castles.



Tous Contre La Misère. Vous avec Nous?! More walking through the Jewish quarter leads us to discover this illegal collective housing project in the old building of Colonial Affairs. They are about to be expelled by the government after building a small squatting community, and they are deciding to throw a party on Sunday! We promise that we will make it but never do.



We find the inhabitants chilling downstairs playing boardgames. Check out their beds behind them. This looks more like a youth hostel than a squatters palace. If you have no where to stay in Paris apparently these collective housing units are all over the city. I say that only half jokingly..




Je T'aime with a Nazi sign covered up. Surprisingly, they have an art exhibition in the basement, as well as boardgames, music and le vin chaud. Deciding we are exhausted from our big day out we head home and prepare for another Soirée Parisienne.  Coming up next.

Music
 
Gentlemen Drivers = Sick Parisian electro

Chanson du Dimanche is made up of a French duet of fun silly music. If you can understand the plethora of word play in this song, it will make you very happy.


Find out how we got so hungover on  
A Night in Paris

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