Thursday, July 11, 2013

Paris - Musee Rodin, Jardins du Luxembourg

A sunny but cool day in Paris was perfect for a visit to the beautiful gardens of Musee Rodin and the familiar gates of Jardins du Luxembourg.
Jardins du Luxembourg

Rodin really knew what people looked like from every angle, down to every tendon. I really liked how he sculpted hands and feet, and I especially liked the romantic sculptures of couples embracing.

Today Chad came with us and after the sight seeing took us to Dalloyau for a tasting plate of macrons.

PicnicWe're taking it really easy today and are planning to have a nice dinner out tonight. Last night we took a picnic to the 7th and braved the Champ de Mars wind tunnel to watch the Eiffel tower sparkle at 11pm. It is extremely pretty. I really love how the Paris hawkers adapt to the needs of the people at various points of the day; they swapped their bottles of water and Eiffel tower keyrings for bottles of wine and packets of cigarettes. We probably would have taken them up on their offer if we didn't think ahead!

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