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journal du voyage: Musée d'Orsay...

When you go to Paris, just try and take fewer than 500 pictures. Then try to sort and edit them in  day all while living back in real life, you  know; working, cleaning, packing and moving into a new home. Right?! It's impossible. I like sleep. So it has taken me longer than I would have liked to enter them into my little journal here. However, these are definitely problems I am blessed and happy to have.
so the following are some photos of what I saw on the best day in Paris. The day of waking up before dawn, eating banana Nutella sandwiches, walking the empty streets, spending hours in the Orsay (my favorite place on this planet), strolling along the avenue des Champs-Élysées, complaining about my tired feet, finding a French copy of The Great Gatsby, lounging in beautiful parks...



journal de voyage: Musée du Louvre

My dear and unfortunate successor,
              The "highlight" on this day, back in May of 2013, was the Musee du Louvre. However, before we ended up there, we sat on a bus for a while. It was a really good idea from the worldly Rick Steves. Riding it through the city you get a chance to cover a lot of ground and spot places you want to go back and visit..." oh that place is so cute!" "lets get pastries there!" "I want to get pictures there!"(and more of the like).
Anyway, we finally made it to the Louvre. Let me first say that, yes, it was super great and yeah, you "just have to see the Mona Lisa in person!" and most of the art is pretty breath-taking and Napoleon's Apartments were f-ing amazing!! but all in all, if I had to choose between going to the Louvre and just about any other Parisian art museum, I might choose "any other Parisian art museum." Like the Musee d'Orsay....that place was definitely MY DEAL.
Back to the Louvre: it takes a lot of patience to really see all the art in that place. It was really hard to breath! So many people, no air conditioning (or none that you were aware of), the anxiety of pick-pockets, the price of water!!

It turns out that I really just liked the exterior of the museum, but that's just me. I kind of fall in love with the exteriors of any old place.
 Oh the Napoleon Apartments!! I did like them a little too...


journal de voyage: Montmartre to the Eiffel Tower

En passant par des photos de notre voyage à Paris pour notre septième année ensemble.

 Yes, the bees were vicious in Montmartre!

tandis que sur un bateau d'excursion de tourisme

et enfin à la Tour Eiffel