Paris may be the city of love and one of the most romantic places in the world. These days I’ve been having a little romance with the city itself. I spent the days wandering among some of the main attractions, stopping for coffee and shopping in stores. It turns out that I love Paris.
My hotel was right by the Eiffel Tower. I slept with my curtains open so I could wake up to a pinky sky and the Eiffel Tower. After breakfast I took a short walk to the Eiffel Tower. I wandered around taking photos. But I decided not to go up the tower because the waiting line was too long.
Then I headed to the Palais de Tokyo for a quick look around on my way to the Musee Galliera. It is also known as the Musee de la Mode, or the fashion museum. The display during my visit was French costumes.
You might think a dress is just a dress, but when you think about the purposes of the designers, it’s really interesting. Those clothes created a fashion revolution (革命) after the years of hardship caused by the Second World War. The clothes weren’t just about looking good after years of wearing whatever was just practical, affordable or available during the war. Times were changing and the French wanted to show this celebration in their clothes. Within the museum were rooms filled with dresses from some of France’s most famous designers.
Then I had some of the most delicious macaroons(蛋白杏仁饼干) I’ve ever tas