Thursday, February 23, 2012

Daytrippin': Metz

Maybe I have mentioned that we live about an hour from the French border. Several days ago, The Husband and I left the kids to relax, do homework, and fend for themselves at home (you can do that with teenagers), and we took off in the Mini to Metz, an hour and a half away. Our main destination that day was the Centre Pompidou-Metz.

This was our first visit, to Metz and to the museum itself, which was designed by Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines. It looks pretty cool, don't you think?

The Husband did a self-portrait inside one of the Wander, Labyrinthine Variations rooms.

Part of the Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Bivouac design exhibit, this divider is made out of styrofoam.

Off to the right, you can make out Metz Cathedral.

I shot this through a divider made up of little plastic "branches" that clip together.

After a couple of hours in the Pompidou, The Husband and I were quite hungry, so I managed to take just one photo before we stopped off for lunch in a Japanese restaurant (with French-speaking Chinese waitstaff). And apparently I was too famished to remember to photograph our sushi and gyoza.

I did manage an interior photo of the Cathedral, our last stop before leaving Metz. Actually, our last stop was at a popular bakery, for tartes au citron and bread to appease our junior connoisseurs des baguettes. They (and we) were happy.


Monica said...

nice day out.
love the design of the place. and of course one must stop at a bakery in france!

Franka said...

Wonderful trip!
Wonderful blog!

(discovered via Mademoiselle Poirot!

♥ Franka

Crafty Mermaid said...

Great trip and thanks for sharing it!

Relyn said...

I do love museums and museum photos. I'd love to see this for myself.

Sonja said...

Hey there - I just found your blog through Frau Dietz. Love it! I'm a new follower.

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

That's something I really miss here in the UK: being able to jump into my car and simply go somewhere outside the country. I always need at least a plane/flight/train ticket... The pictures are great, looks like a fantastic day out :-)

Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog, I really appreciate it. Have a lovely evening xo

Hausfrau said...

Thank you very much, kind new followers Franka and Sonja!

Monica, Relyn, and Crafty Mermaid: Glad you enjoyed the little tour!

Mademoiselle Poirot: I have been enchanted by your blog and will be visiting often!

Jenny Woolf said...

A lovely and striking museum. I'm starting to think all museums should be eye catching in their own right. I would really like to see the Guggenheim in Bilbao. I've nearly got there a few times but never quite made it.

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