01 August 2010

City of lights

When you sit back and think about it, sometimes it's a little crazy how many historical landmarks you can take in in one day. We started the morning off meeting the infamous Mona. We arrived when the museum opened to insure a front row look. It's true what they say...she's pretty small in the grand scheme of things inside the Louvre.

The Louvre was amazing in the amount of ancient artwork and artifacts it houses, but I have to admit it's a bit overwhelming. We enjoyed the architecture just as much as the exhibits.

Next up were the Invalides, home of Napoleons tomb which rests in the crypt below the golden dome. He rests in an over scaled cocoon of six coffins.

For dinner Ms. Sara suggested we take an evening and spend it eating wine and cheese in a park; enjoy the local atmosphere. Where could be better than the Champ-de-Mars park at the foot of the Eiffel tower, followed by a tour.

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