5 museums in one day, oh my

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david and i got a 2-day museum pass when we went to versailles

so we thought we'd make good use to it and go to

as many museums as we could during our last day there

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we started with the louvre

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view of the seine from inside

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the nike!

literally the only thing i was dying to see

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everyone else was excited to see the mona lisa

that little painting in the distance in this photo

before coming, everyone told me that it was a disappointment

and that it was tiny

so i expected to see some 8 x 11 and was

pleasantly surprised to see that it was much bigger (:

disappointment avoided...

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david and augustus

(he was really excited about all of the roman statues)

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the venus di milo

looks like she and i chose the same spot for our tats

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i'm a tourist

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jardin des tuileries

and then MUSEE L'ORANGERIE!!!

so so so so excited to see monet's water lilies in person

little did i know...

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with the left side

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the middle

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and the end at the right

(they are wonderfully gigantic!)

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with chaim soutine

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after the louvre and l'orangerie,

we needed a lunch break so we had lunch

in a little patisserie (:

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then we moved on to the hotel des invalides

paris's military museums of arms

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and naturally, there was a group of 2nd graders there

learning about all of the weapons...

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jousting armor

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david with napoleon's tomb

"that's a very large tomb for a pretty small guy"

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then we moved on to the rodin museum!

there are a few rodin sculptures in the main quad back at school

but it was cool seeing more in person

especially "the thinker"

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he squints a lot

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after this, we went to the musee d'orsay

but they were very strict on the "no photos"

and by then we were so exhausted we just wanted to get back and rest our feet

nonetheless it was nice finally seeing

all of the museums that are famous worldwide

(the l'orangerie was my favorite, btw)

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