Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Nice Flower Market and Modern Art Museum


Hello from the Cote D' Azur! I can't believe I'm actually blogging - I always mean to when I go away but never actually do. This has been a much more relaxing holiday than I've ever been on though - I'm more interested in exploring a city than lying on the beach but on this trip there has been plenty of both.



I felt so French when I went to the food market. This is the first time in ages I've been in France without someone who is fluent in French and I was surprised at how much French I can remember when I'm put on the spot esp. as I only did French until year 9 (over 10 years ago boohoo). On other trips having someone with me to do the talking has made me lazy and not bother. I was asking for all sorts to cook some meals for my fam, who I'm on holiday with.


I borrowed my Lulu Guinness sunglasses from my Mum (She got them in TK Maxx, she has so many designer sunglasses from there) and I also borrowed the head scarf from her which is vintage. I guess this must be an advantage of going on holiday with girlfriends - you can borrow clothes from them. I've never been on a girly holiday, but I'd like to.




We got to the flower market kinda late - which always happens to me when I go to Columbia Road too - so a lot of the best flowers were gone already. There were still a lot of nice flowers though.




I really love cacti atm, I was trying to figure out how I could get one of these home on the plane. I love all the little flowers on them.




You wouldn't think that hopping the channel (sort of) would mean getting different sorts of vegetables, but there were about 5 different kinds of courgette that I've never seen before on the market. I also ate some soca on the market which is a traditional sort of pancake type thing, made out of chick peas - disappointingly it doesn't taste like chick pea (which I love) but it was good anyways.


After the market, we went to the modern art gallery. I always enjoy modern art galleries. The top floor of the gallery was the roof which had amazing views of the city.


My dress is vintage and from the Cancer Research charity shop in Notting Hill and only cost £9.99. I got it ages ago but haven't really worn it because it's so summer. The neck line is a bit dodgy and I've meaning to adjust it for ages, but I'll probably never get around to it.


All the buildings are a sunny yellow!




I don't much see the point in taking photos of art, unless a sculpture has been put somewhere that really adds to the piece. I love the way these squares frame the view from the top of the gallery.




Have you been to Nice? Any suggestions of places to go?

Some of the photos from Dan Doolan

1 comment:

Izzy said...

Nice looks amazing! love all those pretty flowers too! :)

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