Monday, July 28, 2008

Paris

Four days in Paris. Hot, expensive, exhausting and shambolic.

But there were some enjoyable moments. Let me see. Some moments at the last stage of the tour on the Champs Elysees. Our fellow spectators insisted on standing up even though they could see perfectly well seated. This became a little tedious after 16 passings of the peleton, especially for Sylvia who could see nothing. There was, however a big screen.

The Musee de Louvre is spectacular. Apart from the works of art, the building is facinating and somewhat impressive. Of particular interest was the morphology of the building, as explained in a wonderful exhibition.

I have to concede that Paris is a very beautiful city, and there was free wifi at the hotel.

The Musee d'Orsay has 58 Monets and 28 Renoirs on exhibitions at the moment, but it is not open on Mondays. This is a pity because it was a bit of an effort to get there by bus.


The outside of the Musee d'Orsay on Monday

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1 comment:

Janelle said...

Travelling is such fun! Hope there were a few good times in Paris. it's pretty cold hereright now, so at least you are warm.We've kept the Tour coverage of the last day so you can point to the people who were standing in fornt of you! Janelle