Last week we were in Paris, near the Gare de Lyon (Lyon Station), and noticed this old railway viaduct. You could easily ignore it, thinking that it was just a railway line. But if you go up the stairs, you find that it has been turned into a leafy walking path. It is known as the Coulee Verte Rene Dumont and runs for 4.5km from near the Place de La Bastille to near the Bois (Woods) de Vincennes.
During our brief visit to Hong Kong, we called in at the Hong Kong Concert Hall and stopped to admire this exhibition of entertaining sculptures. The are the work of local artist Wong Tin-yan and are made out of recycled wooden pallets.
We usually visit the Hong Kong Museum of Art when we are in Kowloon. But during our recent flying visit to Hong Kong, we found that the museum was closed for major renovations and won’t reopen for about three years. Amusing artwork on the outside of the museum explains the situation for would-be visitors.
Today is the birthday of the great Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, who was born on 25 October 1881 and died in 1973 aged 91. We saw these two works by Picasso at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art a few months back – Weeping Woman with Handkerchief, 1937 (above) and Centaur, 1955.