>> Monday, July 20, 2009
Our first day in Paris! This was really our first alone time which is awesome. We were pretty tired from the long train ride (about 3-4hours) that started at 7AM, but we mustarded up the energy to go to the Louvre on the first day. Probably not the smartest of plans since we were already tired and really aren't art people.
This is the carousel outside the Louvre. I tried to talk Michael into going on it but he wouldn't. I even gave him the "this is a once in a lifetime" speech Amber gave me to get me ontop of the rock in Rhine Falls. Still he wimped out.
The L'arc de triomphe du Carrousel outside the Louvre
Michael is brushing up on his photography skills. We all know I am the photographer in the family. But he is getting alot better!
Me making Michael be silly. He was not happy about this.
In the Lobby of the Louvre. This place is HUGE! There are 35,000 works of art on display in the Louvre. To devote 30 seconds to each and ignoring the time taken walking from one work to the next, it would take about thirteen 24 hour days to see each piece. Holy Moly don't like Art that much!
Being Silly on the escalator to one of the many sections
Michael was highly distrurbed by the many pictures of naked baby Jesus. He wouldn't let me take any pictures of those. They painted a lot of naked pictures in the day. Or maybe that is all art and we are not cultured. I am more of a landscape girl myself. Although I was impressed at the number of real women pictures. They weren't all model thing and they had lumps and bumps in all their glory!
Louis DAVID. This one reminded me of Liybug.
Shared the room with the Mona Lisa. One of the largest I have ever seen.
Crown of Louis XV
CLOTHED Beautiful Woman (Another Louis DAVID)
Leaving the Louvre.
From the underside looking up!
Viva La France!
Blurry...but this is the light show they do throughout the night. It makes the tower twinkle...just like the exspensive Christmas Lights Michael will no longer let me buy.
I love the sky in this one!
It really was just beautiful! Some of these turned out so well that I am going to get them blown up for our living room. I can replace the pictures from proffessional photographers with ones that I actually took. In front of the tower was a huge lawn where people were just hanging out, playing music, drinking, etc. It was amazing!