Tuesday, May 1, 2018

France – Day 7 – 4/4/18

On our last trip we didn’t get to Musée de l'Orangerie, the special museum created to display Monet’s largest paintings of the water lilies.

Just as everywhere else in Paris, security was tight, but this museum wasn’t as crowded as some of the others.
The large murals are displayed in two oval rooms, built especially for them based on designs created by Monet himself. The building was completed in 1916, prior to WWI. During WWII, it suffered damage. Several of the paintings had to be restored. But the impact of these huge artworks is breathtaking.

As you might have guessed, Monet is my very favorite artist. Here, completely surrounded by his work, I felt as though I’d gone to heaven.
Bob was nearly as enthusiastic as I was.

When we had seen everything at the museum, Bob decided he wanted to see the Arc de Triumphe. Larry tried to talk Bob into going on the Ferris wheel at Place de la Concorde, but he declined. (Bob is terrified of heights.)

We found our way back to the Metro and emerged right at the Arc. Since it was lunchtime, we set out to find a restaurant on the Champs Elysees. We finally settled on Flora Danica. We ordered Caesar salads. Of course, they were served with the obligatory baguettes. We were happily on bread overdose.

After lunch, we walked back down to the Arc de Triomphe, where we took photos. Since it had begun to drizzle, we decided to head back to the timeshare.

I wasn’t hungry, but the rest of them went to a local take-out pizza shop and brought back a pie for dinner along with a six pack of Pepsi.

So ended another busy but wonderful day in Paris!

Next time: Picasso and laundry

4 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful trip all the way around.

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  2. It was. I loved this museum. I could sit and just soak in all the gorgeousness.

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  3. Lorna and Larry, you guys know how to live. Cheers! The Kriss family.

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    1. When we retired, my aunt and uncle both said, "Travel!" So we are.

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