Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Time for me to start the honeymoon pictures!

Day 1: June 8th
From left to right: the view from our hotel room, then our walk after we got settled:












Then we went to the Eiffel Tower. It was raining, so the crowds weren't as bad as they are when it's nice. We did NOT walk up the Eiffel Tower! The elevator / lift was fine for us. :)








(That's a lot of kilometers to Canada, eh?)

Day 2: June 9th
The next day, we walked to the Musee d'Orsay. It was originally a train station, but now houses some of the best impressionist paintings. I was surprised there were some artists there copying the impressionists. How neat is that!








(That last piece of art is interesting, non?)

And at Les Invalides, we visited Napoleon's tomb. Poor man, he was villified for losing (although it was largely due to hubris that he lost at Waterloo) and ostracized and sent to die "in isolation" on an island (meaning, not in Paris). Just a few years after he died, they went, "Oh, he actually was a French hero. Bring his coffin to Paris so we can honour him!" Kind of a fickle delayed reaction.









(Look closely, and you can see Wade.)

And the view from our hotel room at night:










(Source of pictures: me, Wade, and random stranger)

3 comments:

  1. Ooooh I love Paris, hope you enjoyed it!

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  2. Oooh, I'm so envious! Love the pic of you guys going up the lift.

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