Saturday, January 7, 2012

Mystery Solved, Five Years Later


My first visit to Paris was March, 2007 with daughter Melissa and granddaughter Eva.  One thing I'd put on my To Do list was the Musée Picasso in the Marais. Melissa was our navigator, and as we came up from the Métro, all I remember is we were thrilled to see our first street market.  We enjoyed a quick run through and began our search for the museum which with many helpful strangers,  led us up and down and around until......voilà!  There we were.  Now that I look back on the photos from that day, I see many familiar sights.  I've always wondered where the market was.   Last night I found this shot and recognized the NOW familiar statue at Bastille. Mystery solved.  Marché Bastille!  I've shopped there several times since.

May I add that the museum has been closed for some renovations but is now open.  Put it on your list!

11 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

My one and only trip to Paris was about 28 years ago! I still remember the streets of Paris !

Malyss said...

4 years ago you felt the charm of discovery, today you enjoy the power of experience!

Lowell said...

Nothing like a good mystery and you didn't even need to read the book! Lovely shot of Paris and now I'm all nostalgic again.

Leif Hagen said...

Somehow this photo and the French music magically transported me to Paris! Merci for the momentary dream, V de B!

Cezar and Léia said...

Good find! It's always a thrill to find back such familiar places that seemed to be hazily hidden somewhere... :)
God bless you!
Cezar

French Girl in Seattle said...

Great shot, Virginia. I am happy Le Musee Picasso has finally re-opened. My family and I showed up at the door last December and found it closed. A kind Parisian gentleman -who saw how disappointed we were- sent us to nearby Musee Carnavalet, so we still had a great time ;-) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Alexa said...

Face it, V—you're pretty much une vrai Parisienne by now. And about to become even more so, you lucky thang you!

Lapin Agile said...

Great photo - again. Zut so many of them!

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

I have stayed right next to the Marché de la Bastille several times. Good memories!

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

P.S. Good to know that the Musée Picasso has reopened, it´s one of my favourite museums. I will go there during my next trip to Paris (in July) to see what has changed.

Starman said...

I was happ y to see they had quite a few of Picasso's early works in the musée, because I don't really care for his Cubist period.