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A Canadian expatriate living and exploring first France now Germany, then BACK to FRANCE (!!!) with her family; former fashion designer, turned unexpected UNLIKELY NOMAD, raising two children, writing, photographing, painting, playing piano (who knew!!) and blogging - and now... full time student at ART SCHOOL!! (I MUST be crazy!!)

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

We just got back from the weekend in Paris with the kids.

It was awesome because TBG was able to fly to join us so we all got to be feeling like a family. On Saturday I went to do my Cordon Bleu course for the day and TBG took the kids to three museums…(I was impressed…NO?) I think they had a pretty good time.

Then on Sunday we wandered around the Louvres for several hours and had a great visit.
The museum itself is so amazing and it was so uplifting to see such timeless works of art.
Even the kids were awe struck at the potency of some of the classical paintings.

I had lots of fun with the camera and took some interesting shots.

The kids soak it up like sponges. One of the more interesting exhibits is a medieval castle excavated in the central court where the glass pyramid now sits. The 20 foot high foundations are exposed and we were able to walk amongst them via the path of the old moat, and were even able to look at some of the ancient detritus pitched into it by the kitchen scullery. (Why is garbage such an endless source of fascination for kids) The evolvement of the site the Louvres sits on is illustrated by a series of models and the kids had an interesting time analyzing how it has changed and developed over the last 500 years.

Mona Lisa, The crowning of Josephine, all the amazing sculpture and Napolean III’s original apartments are still there and intact.

Dinner with Napoleon anyone?


WOW.

6 comments:

sarah said...

Sounds like a great weekend! We love the Louvre too. It is awe inspiring to be so close to such wonderful works of art. Glad you had a good time.

Trish said...

The pictures of museums and chateaux's are wonderful but what I am really looking at is the grass outside the train window *sigh*

Trish said...

Sorry that was supposed to be "chateau".

A little too enthusiastic with the French language today.

Beth said...

uh...WOW is right! I'll never get to see that stuff, but through you, I am there, walking the museum with you, looking at The Mona Lisa and all those works of art.

thanks Nomad. Now if you could only take MY kids to the museum...I'll be dropping them off after school! ;)

Nomad said...

Hey Beth ...ANY time the more the merrier!!

I am actually looking forward to being a bit more of a tourist when we get home too, why just learn about someone else's history, art and architecture?

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