I don’t know a more overwhelming museum than the Louvre. The building itself is basically a historical artifact and it is just room after room, floor after floor of history, artifacts, and artwork — and it totally reminds me of what a small speck I am in this thing called life.
Mona Lisa had a new location since the last time I was here (as did the Venus de Milo) and people are just crazy about her as you can see in the above photo.
We couldn’t sleep until 3am the night before (we are totally feeling the jet lag this trip) and after a few hours of walking the Louvre we both stole a teeny little nap on a chair in one of the galleries!
Baby #4 is at 23 weeks in these pics, she has no idea where she even is in the world! And I just love seeing Napoleon’s apartments. It is so neat to think of what went on in these very rooms so many years ago.
After touring the museum until late into the afternoon we grabbed a quick lunch in the Jardin des Tuileries.
We walked across Pont des Arts, a bridge where many lovers go to attach a lock with their names on it to symbolize their forever love. Unfortunately for us, the bridge is so full of locks they are no longer accepting any more locks. Sure hope our love can survive without having placed a lock there!!
We walked to Notre Dame but we were too late to go up the bell tower so we walked over to the Latin Quarter, home to a number of higher education establishments and named for the international learning language of the Middle Ages: Latin.
Finally, we ended our day at a café near to our apartment called La Pierrot, for some creme brûlée.
All of these photos are a bit out of order but it’s the best I can do, posting from my iPhone!