Sailor Babo makes another museum visit

Not quite as cool as Sailor Babo’s trip to the Louvre, but SBoB tagged along with the Curator to see the Guerilla Girls exhibition at the BMA.

He was a little afraid of the gorilla masks.



But he did enjoy this parody poster, naughty little guy that he is.

3.jpgHe also had fun in the other modern art galleries.



He hopes to have more museum adventures…and of course, that I’ll be making fresh cookies soon.  😉

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Brip and Moxy have their big day out in Paris!

After resting up while Sailor Babo spent last Friday at the Louvre, Brip and Moxy were ready to have a Parisian adventure on Sarurday.  First they waved goodbye to Babo, who was up in the garret window.

Where’s Babo?


Then they wandered east into the Latin Quarter, where they had heard there was a nice market on Rue Mouffetard.  The market was near closing time and possibly smaller since it was off-season, but the window-shopping was fun.

It’s time for treats!

Next they ambled over to the nearest Roman ruins.

Moxy & Brip visit the Arenes de Lutece

Gosh, these steps are tall!


After having lunch at Shakespeare & Co., they visited Sainte-Chapelle, a lovely, stained glass-filled church.

Oo pretty!

Then it was time to dash home, eat a Monoprix meal with Babo, and get ready for the ballet.  To get to the Opera Bastille, they hopped on the bus.

We’re getting the hang of this bus thing!

They were thrilled to have a front-row seat at this performance, with easy access to the orchestra pit.

We could get used to this!

The ballet performance was wonderful!

On the way home, Moxy spotted an orchestra player on the bus!

It was an exciting day and evening. Brip and Moxy went to bed happy and exhausted.

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Sailor Babo visits the Louvre!

On his second trip to Paris, Sailor Babo finally went to the Louvre.  Turns out a Friday afternoon in early December is a great time to avoid long lines, and the museum’s open Friday evenings, so he got to spend hours getting lost and unlost and seeing only a portion of all that’s there.

Because Funny Face is one of his favorite films, he made a beeline for Winged Victory of Samothrace.

There she is!

Babo of Samothrace!

While in the antiquities, he saw another marble celebrity…

oh hai Venus!

… as well as a painted one.

… and another one …


He made some Egyptian friends, who offered to take him boating next time.

Babo and a boat

And when he entered an Assyrian room, he suddenly felt very small.

Babo hopes those things aren’t hungry

He also took a selfie in a temporary exhibit on art and dance/movement, curated by the recent artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet.

#CorpsEnMouvement #BodyInMovement #Louvre

It was an enriching and exhausting day.  Sailor Babo returned to his rental apartment and met up with Brip and Moxy for madeleines and mini baguette butter cookies, before turning in early (and hopefully sleeping).  Bonne nuit!

Seeing art builds up an appetite. It’s articize!

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Sailor Babo finally figures out how to return by bus from the Bastille

He’s digging this bus-riding thing. It’s much more scenic than Le Metro!

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Sailor Babo is at the Opera Bastille!

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Sailor Babo regardent les nympheas!

(Or how one says/spells that.)

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Sailor Babo oversleeps, then does laundry in Paris!

So far jet lag is getting the best of Babo, Brip, and Moxy. Maybe tomorrow they will be more in sync …

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Moxy goes to the ballet at the Opera Garnier!

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Moxy visits the Medici Fountain!

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Sailor Babo wakes up in Paris!

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