Day 17: Museums and Rain

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Don’t tell me what to do sign.

Our next day alone was a rainy and gloomy day. We slept in late and spent the day going to two different museums in Paris. Musée de l’Orangerie, and Musée d’Orsay. We took the metro down to Orangerie and walked through the Tuileries Garden to reach it. It was a gloomy day but the kind where it makes everything cozy and blurs all the harsh lines. Orangerie museum is most famous for Monet Water Lilies paintings. Neither of the museums allowed pictures so I just have a post with less pictures. The pictures are absolute masterpieces. It’s no wonder they are regarded so highly, Monet was a great master painter. We walked across the river to Orsay. This museum was much larger and had many more rooms. This museum had been built-in an old train station. It seemed like the whole place was open and airy but there were rooms tucked away everywhere with more art. We had lunch upstairs, and when through their most popular exhibit. They had an exhibit on Van Gogh and another artist. It was not only about the art but also about both artists struggle with depression. The day was quite slow but it was nice after the busy feeling of the tour. After the museums we walked back in the drizzle to the metro and to go back to the hotel where we relaxed for the rest of the day.

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McDonald’s in France have macaroons. Actual macaroons.

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I’m extremely proud of how this turned out.

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This reminds me equally of Buffy the Vampire style weapons, and those Harry Potter wands you can buy that light up.

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Walking through gardens.

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Locks on a bridge.

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