I'm in Barcelona! For the last ten days I've been travelling, first to one of my favourite cities, London for a quick stop. It was hot and crowded but still pulsating with a joyful energy. My DD go to see the Tower of London for the first time and I got to see the Audrey Hepburn photo exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery as well as the BP Portrait Prize which is like their version of Sydney's Archibald Prize.
Then we caught the Eurostar to Paris. We walked or cruised the river to see the sights. We went shopping on the Champs Elysees. It was also hot and crowded and chaotic but fun.
No visit to Paris for me is complete without seeing the Sacre-Coeur basilica here, the artists square behind it and of course all the material shops down the hill at Place St Pierre, especially Marche St Pierre and Tissus Reine
The square at Place du Tetre behind the basilica of Sacre-Cour is full of artists booths and music and overpriced little eateries...
The tree lined stairs and little streets lead down the hill to the fabric sector..
Then there it is, Paris' centre of fabric shopping amazement.
Marche St Pierre and Tissus Reine have been joined by about a dozen - no exaggeration - other smaller material shops in the vicinity!
I fell in love with some silk and some bold wax print.
The silk is not what I was looking for but when I held it against my skin I did not want to put it down, so I didn't. I am determined not to let it languish in the stash but make it up soon after I get back. Same for the wax print. I already know what I want to do.
Right now I am going out again to do some evening sightseeing.
Bye for now,