Musée d’Orsay or the spirals of art

On Friday we revived an old tradition, the day-long family outing to a Parisian museum, and we visited the Musée d’Orsay. We had been there many time before, but this time was special. The pretext for our outing was a temporary exhibition, called “Les origines du monde” (“The origins of the world”). The title isContinue reading “Musée d’Orsay or the spirals of art”

Fête de la musique – 2021 edition

On 21st June, it is the summer solstice, the longest day. In France, the traditional festival of Saint John (the Baptist), featuring fire, music and dance (“les feux de la Saint-Jean”) has been replaced by the modern Fête de la Musique. In 1981, the newly-elected Minister for Culture, Jack Lang (my mother definitely has aContinue reading “Fête de la musique – 2021 edition”