Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Paris Captured

"If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast." - Ernest Hemingway

On this day in 1889 the Eiffel Tower was inaugurated in Paris. Charmingly, I spent the day hanging our new gallery exhibition: "Paris Captured: Postcards from the Golden Age (1890-1914)." The show, which boasts over 80 postcards from the collection of Leonard Pitt, is a true walk through time. Magnifying glasses and accompanying notes allow the viewer to peek into a Paris that is long gone but still very familiar. I have been marveling all day at the costumes, architecture, and manners captured in these frozen vignettes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What about "young women"? I was lucky enough to live in Paris as a young woman, and it's true....the experience HAS stayed with me, at least for the past 40 years!!!! I can't wait to see this show....!!! Postcards AND Paris?!?! I know it will be wonderful!!