NOMAD OF THE WEEK : JUDY ROSS : PARIS IN THE 1930’s
PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF JUDY ROSS
NOMAD OF THE WEEK : JUDY ROSS : DREAM DESTINATION NOMAD OF THE WEEK : JUDY ROSS : TRAVEL ULTIMATE
  Where would you go if you could experience a place during a different era?
Paris in the 1930’s. I would live on Rue de Martyrs —to be there with all the artists, writers and musicians of that time—hanging out, making art, talking about art and supporting each other. The city was alive with new movements such as Cubism and Surrealism. It was a time when money was not the focal point of existence and enjoying life; breaking new boundaries in art and philosophizing was. I would like to be able to have dated all these artists! My friend in Paris lets us stay at an apartment he owns on Rue de Martyrs. It is an area where artists used to stay. This apartment has 20 foot vaulted ceilings and windows to match. I can only imagine what it was like when it was used as an artist’s studio. It now has a floor to ceiling bookcase full of art books. I love staying here. The street has many old shops for fish, meat, and bakeries. I close my eyes and pretend I was there almost a century ago.
 

May 2013