|Our Eurostar at Ashford|
In front of Lille International station, there is a big sculpture by Yayoi Kusama. She is big. She had an exhibition at V&A recently. But her works are not in my taste.
|Our breakfast cafe|
This is Paul where we always have our breakfast. On this day, however, they didn't have freshly baked pastries. Such disappointment! We both like Escargot, and usually have one each with espresso, but this time we had to compromise with cold chocolate pastries! What happened to them?
|We arrived Palais des Baux Arts de Lille as soon as it opened.|
|Elevator for underground parking|
|The tower of Babel? The pile of books?|
The other exhibition was LES SEPT PÉCHÉS CAPITAUX by Antoine Roegiers. It was located at the back end of dark room, which displays a dozen of models of towns. He re-worked Brueghel the elder's 'The seven deadly sins'. There were animation for each sin. I always loved Brueghel, as you could imagine from what I make. So his works were fascinating to me. We had spent about one hour to watch each drawing and animation. I could have stayed longer if we didn't get hungry. Here is his website.
We had a lunch at an Italian restaurant we saw from a window of ceramics room. After that, we returned to see their permanent collection. There are lots of painting upstairs too. I enjoyed the space and collection.
|My favourite sculpture|
|I always wanted to know where faun's tail grow.|
At the back side of the building, there was a courtyard and a modern glass building, which I think is a local government office. The reflection is lovely even on the cloudy day.
|Unexpectedly stunning view of reflection|
Once we finished looking all displays, it was already mid-afternoon. It's time to start winding down. Just outside, I found a beagle puppy being walked by a young lady. He was bouncy and very playful.
|Beagle puppy, full of energy|
|A building over the station|
It was a nice day trip, we thought. We didn't know that I was not allowed to return to UK at a border control after that. Continued.