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57042--Mona Lisa smile

We went to the Louvre gallery today. It's a big place. We were there most of the day and only saw a few of the possible galleries. Now I can say I've been to the Louvre. I was kind of intimidated by its size, and still am. It should be 4 or 5 smaller museums. I'll be sure to suggest that when they appoint me king of museums. If I lived here, I would tackle it but by bit, maybe a room at a time. Just spend the day staring at a few pieces.

napoleon

Speaking of kings, here is Napoleon crowning himself.

Really, there isn't much to see other than hundreds and hundreds of rare and magnificent pieces of art housed in a spectacular building.

venus

She's got it
Yeah, baby, she's got it
Well, I'm your Venus
I'm your fire
At your desire.


mona

Mona under glass. The most crowded spot in the gallery. I did manage to get up front and spend some time looking at her. It's funny, I've seen the pictures a thousand times, probably, but there's something about the actual painting (even behind glass) that is different, somehow. She has kind of a sad face behind the smile.

sunset

After we got out of the museum we walked across the bridge over the Seine. It has been raining, but the sun came out a little and illuminated the Île de la Cité and the towers of Notre Dame. We walked home and relaxed for a while before having dinner at a local place. We had rum baba for dessert.

Tomorrow we will take the train to Chartres. It's an hour's train ride from here.

I have been having interesting dreams since I have been in Paris. I think it is because the bed is so comfortable, and maybe the food a little. Last night I had a dream that I was back in 5th grade. what made it interesting was that it was something that really happened to me, but out of context.
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