Fondation Louis Vuitton / by Hannah Harley

3V2A2586EDITEDMerry Christmas, Dad!!! I'm sure you thought I forgot that you told me to visit Fondation Louis Vuitton back in October and that I had passed my time in Paris without visiting Frank Gehry's newest building. But SURPRISE!

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I could offer my thoughts on the building, but I'm certainly no expert in architecture. Nonetheless, since you haven't yet seen it in person, I'll do my best to try to bring it to you.

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Obviously, the building is noticeably impressive. When comparing it to the typical Parisian architecture, it does tend to stand out. (Just a little bit..)

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It sits between the Jardin d'Acclimation and the Bois de Boulogne. Since I arrived via metro, I walked through the Bois de Boulogne and found my entrance to be rather uninviting. The building, while impressive and dominating, isn't given the grand entrance one might expect of a $148 million museum. It just appears, almost randomly placed across from a sad patch of woods.

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The rooms aren't incredibly remarkable inside, but personally, I don't think they should be. This is an art museum, and while you want a space to compliment the art, you certainly don't want anything to over power it. The rooms are massive, white spaces, ready for the next barrage of contemporary art.

 

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I did manage to take a selfie while there.. (See above)

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