Archive for June 4th, 2009

France trip, day 7

Today was occupied primarily with a trip to the Musée du Louvre. Father woke me up at 8am, and we caught the 9:30 train. It’s about an hour long commute, though it’s never too crowded until rush hour, and the stop was familiar since we had just been there the previous day. The museum was bustling with people. I guess I shouldn’t be so surprised, but in fact, I was a little taken aback by the amount of people and the noise created. There were definitely quite a few groups there as well. School children, tourists, artists painting/drawing. Not all of that was bad, but perhaps I’m simply more familiar with the Chicago art institute museum were it isn’t nearly quite as noisy or crowded and were it is often better staffed.

They have great exhibits at the Louvre. Their collection includes Egyptian artifacts, Greek and Roman sculptures, a variety of different decorative arts, paintings, and drawings. Naturally, my favorite are sculpture pieces and Chistian artifacts. I took more than a hundred pictures altogether, I’m certain, and I can’t wait until I am able to post them up. 😀 We left at around 4pm, yet the long time there wasn’t tiring to me. I wish I had a lot more time to explore. There really is so much to see that one trip doesn’t do it much justice. But that is all I have, so I will be satisfied with it. 😆

For dinner, the family and I went out to a restaurant to eat. We normally take meals at home, so it was nice. A short visit to some of their friends followed dinner, and now, I am tired and wanting to do a bit of reading before bed. I’ll catch you all tomorrow. 🙂

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