Okay, so I’m probably just stating the obvious. But after our first full day here, I can say with confidence, that Paris is pretty amazing. We started out with a morning at the Louvre, which is the largest museum not only in Paris, but in the world. Some people, who aren’t museum fans would hear that and cringe. But we are not those people because we love museums so we were super excited. Funny enough, we took our skip the line tickets right over to the big line on the left. But amazingly, it went by crazy fast whereas the regular line on the right hardly seemed to move. It was totally worth the few extra euros that we paid.
From inside the museum, and while waiting for Jeremy to grab a map I learned that a tiny man works hard to clean all of those beautiful clear glass windows. Okay, so he was probably regular sized, but looked quite small compared to the vastness of the glass pyramid.
I’ll start off by saying that the Louvre was more amazing than I could have ever imagined. There was room after room after room of incredible sculptures and paintings and statues and antiques. I personally really loved this angel, even though she didn’t have a head.
I wasn’t the only one who was impressed by her headless beauty. I can’t even imagine the skill sets it takes to create such beauty and depth. Also, it should be noted from this picture, that if you don’t like crowds, the Louvre is not for you. There were lots and lots of people all throughout the museum.
As we moved through the rooms, we couldn’t help but notice that sometimes the beauty of the room was not only in the art, but in the rooms themselves. I guess at one time, the Louvre was a fortress and then a palace built for French royalty. I tried to imagine what it would be like to have this be your dining room. Pretty spectacular, right?
A few more museum observations. I personally always feel bad for the statues that are missing limbs. It seems to apply to lots of them. And do you ever wonder where all their hands and arms go? It’s a museum mystery, I suppose.
And after that we took a break. Because my feet were so tired. We probably walked a good fifty miles while in London and ended up walking another fourteen total today. We’re fans of walking, but I think it finally caught up with me.
And I have to say, she was more spectacular in person. Standing under the Eiffel Tower we were both just amazed at the structural majesty and beauty of this monument. We asked kind strangers to take our picture with Jeremy’s nice camera, but we also took a quick one ourselves to commemorate the moment.
And then we began our long walk back to the hotel. We walked and we talked and then we found a fun (though not French) place to eat. I got spare ribs and Jeremy opted for a delicious burger. The food was delightful and thankfully close. Though afterwards, we decided to walk around a bit more, just because we were enjoying the night and our time together so much.
And that sums up our first full day in Paris. It was long and amazing and fun and I have to say this city is just incredible. We are both so thankful to be here together and are heading to bed now. Thanks for stopping by and goodnight!