Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Yeah! We slept in a little while longer this morning and had a leisurely morning! We went La Pere-Lachaise cemetary which was an enormous old cemetary where many famous Parisian's are buried. There were so many huge monuments, very close together so finding the ones we wanted to see was difficult. We did find Frederic Chopin's and Jim Morrison of the Doors monuments but decided not to spend too much time wandering around to see others as we had other things to do. Very interesting and the monuments were really elaborate.
We headed to the Musee de L'armee (Army Museum) where Napoleon monument is located but by the time we got there and inquired how long it took to go through we decided we didn't have enough time to cover it and get to Notre Dame for a free organ concert. We really just wanted to see Napoleon's monument but had to pay for the full museum cost to do it. We headed to Notre Dame for the concert and the sites which were good. Afterwards we meandered through some gift shops and watched some street entertainers. We went to eat at a very nice Asian restaurant not too far from the apartment which was very good.
Monday, while Lynne heads to class, Peg and I will head to the Louvre.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Check out my pics I posted from yesterday and today on my flickr link http://www.flickr.com/photos/12473770@N03/
Paris is truly amazing and I am so lucky to be here.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
We went to Lynne's school today and helped her figure out which metro stops to take to get to class. Peg and I walked around and saw artist drawing by Luxembourg Palace/Museum butwe didn't go in but with a brisk wind it was very cold. Had several layers on. When Lynne was done we went to the Pantheon which had huge Roman columns and beautiful paintings and sculptures inside. Also it has this huge pendululm which helped prove the rotation of the earth. Also in the lower level were unbelievable amount of crypts where famous people were buried (i.e. Voltaire, Rousseau, Victor Hugo, Louis Braille (inventor of braille), etc.) It seemed to go on forever and it was colder down there than outside. We then went to a beautiful church nearby where st.Genevieve was honored.
We are very proud of ourselves for manuevering the metro line and figuring out where we need to go. Walking is a whole other story as the streets are laid out like spokes on a wheels so there are no straight square blocks. We just ask sometimes. My French is not so good!
We are exhausted from all the walking, but it is very exciting and it is hard to believe I am here. Tomorrow we are going to Palace of Versailles.
It is so hard to believe we are here! Very exciting and the building architecture is incredible!