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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

rainy day in paris part one -- getting lost in the louvre

I'm putting these pictures into two separate posts because the loading is just too much for the Internet to handle in these little places were we are staying.

Our first day in Paris was stormy and grey which made for a beautiful experience in and of itself.

Walking along the streets, splashing in puddles, huddling under umbrellas. We turned it into a romantic adventure even if we were soaked through and through.

It was a perfect day to visit the Louvre with the rest of humanity.

Charlotte started out like this:

And turned to this after so much walking:

I knew it was huge but I'd never really seen a museum that one could get so lost in. Even the architecture was a work of art.

Having studied art in humanities classes in college extensively, I was excited to see so many familiar works first hand.

Days could be spent just wandering around. We hit the highlights.

Mona Lisa. Her exhibit is a zoo but there she was.

We got a little lost and found ourselves in an exhibit all alone. Being Night at the Museum fans, there was a little thrill over the discovery of this real deal, Easter Island head.

Napoleon's apartments were spectacular and expectantly gaudy.

Little people directed us as we wandered and wandered, soaking it all in before heading out to be soaked once again.

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