Paris je t'aime
It's another full day
Under, up, and over Paris
Caffeinated, today was a day for Le Metro. Even with some extra speed under the city, it was still an eleven mile day. So hold tight and perhaps grab a snack.
It's not just the wide angle lens, looking up at this massive genius of a structure, line seem to bend and the mind with it. In the modern era, it would be challenging to get on through life not knowing what The Eiffel Tower was. Iconic.
As always, the full effect of taking in a monument is difficult through only words. So I'll do the best I can through some images to give you details and put things into place. While you adventure though, try and recall that feeling of just waking up from a really bizarre dream. Somewhat lucid but questioning, was what I just saw real? That might make the next couple minutes more authentic for you.
Oh wait, I mean, The View...
It is a puzzle of intersections like 3D etchings, while at the same time being a captivating viewpoint to take in the bloodlines of Paris.
Worth not just staring at from afar but climbing all about.
From the Metro to the sky, now to the water.
Feeling so moved by the rushing winds of tourism, I ventured out onto a little hour tour down the river to get a little more perspective for the city. Although not as entertaining as the Jungle Cruise, it did have a rather nice finale vantage point.
Those threatening looking clouds? Take note.
Off the boat and with a little snack..
Despite his face, there in nothing to fear in this photo.
Crepe in belly, threatening clouds now making good on their promises. Its back to walk around Europe in the rain and stopping to soak in some of it's treasures
Paris wants you to think, go out, it'll be fine. 5 lbs of water logged socks later, many a happy local are out with bags of umbrellas to greet you which honestly is a nice relief from SELFIE STICK SELFIE STICK
Nonetheless, it was time to return in doors. What better place then the Musee D'Orsay
This gallery looks over at it's sibling Louvre as equals in my opinion. They are very much their own distinctive characters and where the Louvre might be the more robust in size and history, Orsay brings the life to a whole other chapter in Art's history. Most noted for the featured impressionist works, however it is still quite diverse. The naturalist piece's in the large format galleries floored me.
Going late in the day and with a bit of luck, the museum was not as crowded as it is known for. Also having a bit of patience, I was able to grab some shots without onlookers elbows and pleasant side stares. So here are some of the highlights from around the gallery, I'll save you the walking.
A side feature for the curious. Chez Kit while in Paris.
Time for a good soak in a petit tub.
One more day left, soaked socks and all.
Eat your heart out, Rick Steves!
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