Sunday, July 6, 2008

Paris: Day 10

Luke had a bit of a temperature last night, and Allison still has the cold, so we slept in pretty late today and did not venture out until after lunch. Because it is the first Sunday of the month, most or all of the museums in Paris have free entrance. We decided that we wanted to spend the day at the Louvre. Luckily we had Luke in the stroller because we got to skip the long line to the escalators and go down the lift!

Allison & Luke entering the Louvre




















We got to see most of 1 of the 3 wings in the museum before Luke got very fussy. He was really crying and chewing was the only thing that was calming him down. We were checking his temperature all morning and it was not high, so it must have been either teething or extreme tiredness. Once we got him out of the stroller and I bounced him for a little while he fell asleep. We took turns holding him for most of the remaining time we spent in the museum. He finally let us put him back in his stroller before we left.

The Venus de Milo














Allison looking at some French paintings














The Louvre was incredible! There were a multitude of amazing works of art, and the building itself is a work of art. Many of the ceilings had murals painted on them, and some of the floors were mosaic. We walked through the Denon wing, which housed the pre-history, Greek, and Roman pieces. It also has some French works, including the Mona Lisa. Allison's favorite pieces were the mosaics, and my favorite was the coronation of Napoleon.

Winged Victory of Samothrace




















Philip holding a sleeping Luke




















Allison in front of the Mona Lisa














Philip in front of the Mona Lisa














Luke doing what he really wants to do - play!

3 comments:

Jessica Brown said...

i'm LOVING reading about your trip! how exciting!

i hope the whole family is heathly soon!

Guppy & the Worm said...

So....did you find the "Holy Grail"?????

cheryl said...

WOW! What a memory of a lifetime - and am praying that you all are on the wellside real soon! The history is amazing and I hope your classes are going well. Give Luke a hug for me! Aunt Cherie

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