04 October 2009

La Nuit Blanche- Paris

We ventured out into the streets last night to check out Nuit Blanche -- the all-night
modern art expo. Various artists were invited to create pieces for monuments, galeries, and public spaces all over the city center.

The art was definitely...out there -- perhaps a little too much for our tastes,
but it was definitely a fun time.
Revelers were out having a good time, enjoying the City of Lights all lit up!

We LOVE Nuit Blanche!

Notre Dame was one of the main sites.
It was definitely a very strange scene inside the cathedral. It usually seems so tranquil,
and, well, holy. Last night though, it was pretty raucous, complete with a drunk
puking all over himself in a pew -- to the delight of his considerate friends.

Everything looks better in the candlelight.

This is an installation/projection piece at the Musee des Monnaies.
Don't really know what it is supposed to be.

This is part of the installation at Notre Dame.
These illuminated crystals were placed in all the little chapels -- so modern, so artsy.

A testament to the lack of public restrooms anywhere in the city.
So, a girl's got to do what a girl's got to do, right?

Jumping for joy! WOO HOO! NUIT BLANCHE!

Looking on to Ile de la Cite from the Pont des Arts.

We knew we'd done good when we smelled the bakers up making bread
in the wee hours of the morning on our long walk home.