I think his thoughts are much more serious than mine.
Paris Day 3 & 4
- Looked at the outside of Pompidou and the fountains. So cool! But we didn't go in.
- Went on a walk through Marais. I loved this neighborhood! It just might have been my favorite neighborhood walk of our whole trip. We saw:
- The Jewish Quarter - so fun! - and ate the most delicious falafel of our lives (oh wait, not talking about food yet!).
- Hotel de Sully and Place des Vosges (Victor Hugo's house).
- Apartment posting for sale and rent.
- Another bookstore (name?). Best postcards.
- Paris Historical Library with the coolest purple doors you've ever seen.
- Carnavalet Museum's perfectly manicured gardens. You've gotta love French gardens. Then to the...
- Musee d'ORSAY! Loved it loved it (even though quite a few of the master pieces were on loan in Seattle). Who doesn't love some great Impressionism?
- I got caught taking iPhone pictures ("No photo! No photo!" Oops) of some of our favs (down below). After apologizing (desole), we headed to the...
- RODIN Museum! Loved this one too. I love when the People in Charge of Art make mansions into art museums. Photos of our favs below.
- Then we took a photo of Les Invalides (where Mr. Bonaparte is entombed) and walked around a bit.
- (oh, I really want to talk about food right now because we had the most delicious dinner, but it will be so fun to slap it all in one lickable post.)
- Arc de Triomphe! So cool. We went up and got better-than-Eiffel-Tower views of Paris.
- Walk down Champs-Elysees where you can shop at Louis Vuitton and then have lunch at McDonald's (we didn't do either).
- Ended the walk at Place de la Concorde. The location where many of the 2,780 (!, up to 30 per day) people were beheaded during the Reign of Terror, including, yep, Louis 16 and Marie-Antoinette.
And now we'll show you:
Store window reminding us of our sweet A.Soleil (oh! i missed those kids!).
French in Action! Anyone? Anyone!?!
I remember studying the Pompidou in Humanities and thinking I want to go to there! But I burned myself out on Modern Art for awhile, so we'll have to go inside next time.
Hello Handsome. You from around here?
We found a few places in our budget (ha!).
We'll take that one on the corner there.
Two of F's favorite things: hot (he told me to add that) wife and seeing French.
Every big city should have a ferris wheel smack in the middle.
Musee d'Orsay (picks up where the Louvre left off):
Doctor meet Doctor.
Walking across the city to Rodin:
Let the record show I was the first to thumbs-up something.
(Thumbs are going to be popping up a lot very soon.)
The Arc and Forrest's unfocused cute noggin.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from WWI
AH! A hot pink Lamborghini! F was soooo excited about this.
It's true! I do!
The fuzzy Obelisk of Luxor behind me marks the place of the beheadings.
Good-bye! Je t'aime Paris!!! We'll be back...in few years.
TGV to Geneva!