Modern Art

On June 26, 2010, Ivan, Lil Dave and I took the tram into the city.  We walked to the beach.  The beach isn’t sand, but actually stones.  So, we didn’t sit on the beach.  We sat on the pathway right above the beach.  We tried to eat the pack lunch.  The chicken sandwich wasn’t good at all.  We just drank the water and ate the sliced apples.

We walked around to find a restaurant for lunch.   We sat down at La Favola.  Ivan and I shared an awesome tuna salad.

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Lil Dave had a penne dish with bananas.

We walked along the beach.  It’s was a hot day.  We had lovely views of the beach.

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It was too hot to walk in the sun, so we went towards the shops.  It’s mostly shaded in the shops area because of how close the buildings are.  We got some tasty gelato at Gelati Azzurro.  Ivan and I shared a tub of chocolate and strawberry gelato.

Ivan read about a cool art museum he wanted to visit.  We walked to Musee D’Art Moderne et D’Art Contemporain.  It’s a modern art museum.  It’s free to enter.  We saw a film about people making art from gunpowder.  First they would sketch it on a big piece of paper and then place gunpowder on it.  Next, they would light it up.

The first area was pop art.  I liked the crushed car there.

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There was supposed to be the original Campbell soup by Andy Warhol, but we didn’t see it.  Ivan thought that it might be on loan to an art museum.  We also saw Niki De Saint Phalle’s art.

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Her art is very colorful.  There was also a New Realism section.  It was a fantastic museum.  The artwork is very unique and cool.

We took the tram back towards the hotel.  It was too hot to be out.  We chilled in the room and used the internet.

We had dinner at Le Pilou.  Ivan and I shared the set menu: fish soup, seagream (a white fish) with aneth and dessert.  The fish soup was really good.  We also ordered a nicoise salad, which was created in Nice, France.  The nicoise salad has anchovies, tomatoes, olives, tuna and egg.  Ivan liked the nicoise salad, but I didn’t like it so much.  We watched the USA vs. Ghana match during dinner.  The food was alright.  I was bummed that USA didn’t advance to the next round.

We went back to the hotel and then soon went to bed.

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