Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Paris Day 5, Musee d'Louvre

On day 5, the boys were finally done working, so we had LOTS of pictures...hence the mulit-part post for Day 5 -- I narrowed the photos down for the day, but there are still a LOT!

Poor Max was still a little tired from all the working and late dinners...

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We decided to hit the Musee d'Louvre. We debated going inside -- to see the Mona Lisa and some of the other famous pieces, but once we saw just how much we could see on the outside (and saw how long the 'queue' to get in was), we opted for a leisurely stroll around the outside of this ornate old mansion, turned museum, and the adjacent sculpture gardens. We weren't disappointed...and while some day, I would like to see the Mona Lisa, I am 100% ok with not seeing it this trip -- there WILL be others! :)

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Off the metro

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Navigating a la 'dork book'

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Views along the river...

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Street View

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Musee d'Louvre entrance

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For scale

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Courtyard # 1

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Posing in front of the fountain

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Courtyard # 2 -- home to the pyramids

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Max and the pyramids

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Inside the Louvre

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This is just the 'sculpture' section of the museum...it was broken into different art 'types'

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View of the pyramids from inside...

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Entrance to the sculpture gardens...

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Buildings along the gardens...

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Not sure what she's doing...

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View of the gardens from the main path

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Poor guy...he forgot his wife's birthday....

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One of the two pools in the garden -- pull up a chair and relax!

Up next -- the Arc de Truimph!

5 comments:

Melanie said...

You're making me wonder why I've never been to Europe. It's GORGEOUS!

monnie halberg said...

Yeah, your photos and recaps totally make me want to go there. I'm missing out!

Amanda said...

GREAT PICTURES!!!! (yes, I was shouting that at the top of my lungs!)

I also love your captions...

dria said...

Love the pics. Did the guy realize on top of forgetting his wife's birthday, he also forgot his pants? Poor guy.

Emily S. said...

you have some FUN shots here!! LOVE the one of you in front of the massive door!