Heather Pitts's Blog

Paris – Day 2 (museum day)
February 3, 2011, 7:38 pm
Filed under: photos, travel

Today was museum day.  Michael and I walked to the Musee D’ Orsay from our hotel after a lovely breakfast this morning.  We walked down the river Seine which was so beautiful.   Everywhere you turn in Paris, there is another picture perfect scene.

No photos allowed in the Musee D’ Orsay, so nothing to share here except a photo from outside the museum of a large image of a famous painting within…

We walked back toward the Louvre and enjoyed lunch at Cafe Marly – a recommendation from Debbie.  Our table overlooked inside the Louvre!

What is a trip to Paris without a trip to the Louvre?  What an amazing experience.  I studied many works of art in many art history classes in college and I saw more art here in 3 hours than all of the other museum trips put together in my life.  The place is huge – the halls go on forever.  You could spend a month here and still have more to see.  Some highlights:  Stela of Hammurabi, Seated Scribe, Venus De Milo, Victory of Samothrace (my fav), Mona Lisa (a bit of a let down since you couldn’t get more than 5ft close to it), The Wedding at Cana…just to name a few.  There was just too much to see.  It was a little overwhelming.  Truly, the biggest and most impressive museum in the world, right?

The crowd at the Mona Lisa…a bit smaller than I thought it was, and you couldn’t get very close to it – a little bit of a let down to be honest.

After the Louvre, we went back to our hotel to rest our feet for a little while.  Then we jumped on the metro to go check out the Eiffel Tower all lit up at night.  It was absolutely beautiful.  We went to a late dinner at Domenico – just a couple of blocks from our hotel.  Delicious pizza!


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