Day 25: Cité de la Musique

Had a meeting set up with Naomi to meet at la Cité de la Musique to go see the Bob Dylan exhibit there.  I was up and ready a bit early, so I walked down to la Bastille and lo and behold, THE BIGGEST FREAKIN FARMERS MARKET I’D EVER SEEN!!

Wandered up and down it’s length several times, got myself a croissant (SO NOM) and then a nutella and coconut crepe (SO SUPER NOM) before hopping on the 5 train to make my way northish.

La Cité de la Musique is both museum and concert venue, in the middle of this huge park like area that is one of the renovated areas of the city.  It used to be a huge slaughter house (the building is beautiful), and it now one of the cooler modern areas of the city.

Before heading into la Cité, Naomi and I walked around the grounds, towards the Museum of Science (which is a children’s museum, I think).  And we tried really really hard to get into the 3:30 showing of Pterodactyl 3D, but the last ticket sold as we got to the front of the line.  Oh heartbreak and dismay!  But resigned to enjoying the beautiful day, we headed over to the Dylan exhibit, and damn… what a cool museum.  I totally wish Alan DiPesa had been there with me, because I would have liked to hear his thoughts on some of the cooler, bizarre instruments like the blobolin (my name for it, see photos).

Post museum, we wandered down the canal and stopped in a bar for a beer and a plate of meats and cheeses that really made me never want to eat in America again.  Sweet lord that stuff was good.  Once beers were complete and meat was consumed, Naomi and I parted ways and I headed off for my evening adventure…

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