Monday, February 9, 2009


Flashback: Paris. On day 3, Jaco, Candice and I went to Versailles to explore the palace.

Seriously beautiful and seriously over the top.

The trees were manicured to within an inch of their little twiggy lives.

No Photoshop, Seriously

The palace itself was a testament to excess and royal insanity.

At odds with the beautiful gold-leafed everything was an art exhibit, unnerving in its randomness. You see, this palace-wide sculpture installation might have been cool... Somewhere else. Somewhere that wasn't the friggin' Palace at Versailles.

What was this installation, you ask? Balloon animals. Made of steel.


Quite modern and cool actually, but not when standing in front of a gorgeous mural from the French Revolution.


And, as if things couldn't get more arbitrary, one piece was a steel sculpture of Michael Jackson and his chimp, Bubbles.

Which of These Things is Not Like the Other?

Then we frolicked through the gardens of Marie Antoinette. That party princess had a serious party house with a serious party yard.

Jaco took a pic of me with my serious face:

Don't Mess with the German-Egyptian Frenchman

One more beautiful night in Paris, and then we flew to London to finish the Eurotour with Miley (to be continued).

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  1. Wait...I thought you were in the US. You confuse me Mike.

  2. That's why it says "Flashback: Paris." This is a continuation of my Eurotrip story. I'm so delinquent in my blogging, that this is actually a brand new entry about a trip I took in October.

  3. Hi Mike!

    RANDOM - last night, I had a dream that I went to see you perform at a show somewhere. I'm certain it wasn't Miley though ;(. You did sound check, and then came with us to get sandwiches. You told me that your adorable son was at the hotel too and I wanted to meet him... and we talked about how he kept saying "puppy" at all the animals, like in your video. Do you have dream interpretation skills? haha. Where is Joseph?

  4. I would disagree and say that Versailles is very appropriate place for a Jeff Koons exhibit. Well, it's good for the Koons stuff, but maybe doesn't enhance the Versailles experience. -Patrick

  5. Esther, yes I have dream interpretation skills. Your dream means: you like sandwiches and my son is cute.

    Patrick, the Koons exhibit was appropriate like neon at an Amish funeral. Doesn't mean neon isn't cool.

  6. Your son IS cute... but I don't like sandwiches! hahaha.

  7. I'm not even sure how I found your blog today, but I have to say, that is the most random (and somewhat hysterical) combination of things I've ever seen. 17th century architecture, ginormous shiny animals, and Michael Jackson just shouldn't go together :/