another thing i noticed is that they cleaned the glass on van eycks la vierge du chancelier rolin. in fact, i noticed lots of cleaning staff all around, as well as lots more staff in general. and, as usual, there were tons of art students.
i was struck with the sensation of being so lucky to be able to access such a beautiful city so easily. now that i’m here, i feel none of the sadness or longing that comes with the knowledge that it is so hard to get to ¨Paris, money-wise. ( i should hope not , i’m here! ) i think for sure i will live here one day. je suis un peu ‘chez moi’ ici as iannis said.
after the louvre, i took the bus to hotel de ville, where there were people skating! how charming! i walked through the marais, went to mariage frères the tea shop and was completely overwhelmed, and ended up at bastille – dear old bastille. i then metroed back to chatelet to join iannis.
we went to a techno show at la cigale, a club across the street which is quite well-known, i think. iannis’ roommate, raph, knows the organizer, so we got balcony VIP seats! ha ha. it was basically just pop music. i had fun dancing, there was some really bad music, but all in all it was a fun night. i met one of iannis’ friends, ikram, and she was really cool tooo.
i am mad at myself for having slept in again, but blame it on the jetlag. a wasted sunny morning! how could i! but as i was laying in bed, it registered that the sirens are a major second apart.