Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Paris: Lunch, the Louvre, and the Lock Bridge

After the Arc we moved the car and parked across town on the Ile de Cite.
Since it was still raining we ducked into a brasserie for a little lunch.
This place is just a couple of blocks from Notre Dame.

Ahhhhh...........Parisian bread!

After lunch we wandered around in the rain a bit, soaking in the city (literally).

Here's one of the lock bridges. Couples put a lock on the bridge to signify their eternal love.

Here are our traveling companions showing us their eternal love.
(Kissing on a Paris bridge- it doesn't get much better)
 This is the tip of the Ile de Cite, the island in the Seine River that Notre Dame sits on.
We then headed over to the Louvre to escape the rain. It seems that half of Paris had the same idea.

Love the pyramid!

Lee and I got a little lost in the Louvre, but managed to see some new things, as well as some old favorites.

The Nike of Samothrace is my all time favorite thing there.
And this Da Vinci painting is pretty amazing as well.

Overall, I'd have to say that the Louvre is worth seeing, but it's so enormous and busy that it's really hard to appreciate the amazing art that's inside.
Stay tuned for more!

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