Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Roland Garros, Masha Keja & Eiffel Tower By Night

After a couple of slow days due to Brett Jnr's illness, we managed to have a more fulfilling day today. Sean, Brett Snr and I headed out to Roland Garros Tennis Centre and Museum first. We enjoyed the 11am tour of the press room, players' areas and clay courts. The museum was no match for Wimbledon's but had some unusual tennis art sculpture and French Open memorabilia.

Soon after lunch, Eloise, Brett and I dropped into designer, Masha Keja's "pop-up store" in the Marais. Yesterday, we bought a couple of her exquisite wallet and handbag creations from her husband, Olivier - a charming French gentleman, with a delightful sense of humour. Today, we were lucky enough to meet Masha, who was equally delightful and who graciously posed for a photo with Eloise. It is easy to see why Masha's designs are growing so much in popularity, as I had never been so mesmerised by the beautiful textures and craftsmanship of a simple fashion accessory.

Sean at Roland Garros, Paris

Who could mistake Borg's iconic clothing?

Roland Garros Museum

Centre Court, Roland Garros

Sean in Roland Garros' interview room

Federer's autograph on the players' concrete signature wall

Brett and Sean at Centre Court, Roland Garros

Sean captures Roland Garros on camera

Paris designer, Masha Keja, with Eloise

An electronic car powers up in the Marais, Paris

Rue de Turenne, Marais

Eiffel Tower by night

View from the top of the Eiffel Tower

L'Arc de Triomphe from the top of the Eiffel Tower
By late this afternoon, Brett Jnr thought he was feeling a fraction better, so we decided to experience the Eiffel Tower at night. Of course, it was beautiful but Brett Jnr faded quickly and so we cut our night a little short. We are still hoping the thought of a white Christmas might brighten his spirits.      Tricia

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