Au revior, Paris
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May 21st, 2007 – by: wanderlass
With an imaginary drum roll, I held my breath and strode into the glass pyramid. It's grand like that, for me at least. I took a moment to admire the glass pyramid from the inside and took in the grandiose sight of the lobby.
Mona's a bit of a dissappointment. It was small and doesn't have the expected powerful effect when faced with such a famous art piece. It had about a zillion museum guards guarding it and is encased behind a glass. And one couldn't go within 5 feet near it. They also didn't allow picture taking inside the whole area of Italian paintings. But I spent a few minutes admiring it anyway. Then I proceeded to see the rest of the famous art like: 'Venus' de Milo, La Tour's 'Card Sharper', 'Self Portrait' of Durer, the tiny Vermeer's 'Lacemaker', etc.
After that, I decided nothing could top the Louvre experience and that I had enough museums! I walked back to the direction of l'Opera, where we were staying. Did I mention that I've become such a good walker since arriving here?! I walked to the Louvre, all over Louvre, and back to my hotel. Ok, the truth is I've been holding back on shopping but after so many days, I'm quite sick of all the clothes I had with me! You see, due to the desire to travel light, I packed very little clothes. So I did a little detour to Lafayette and shop, which is very theraputic, I must say, ha ha. I'm a little glad that I had this day to myself. It's not a bad way to spend my last day in Paris. He he.
At around 6pm, I met up with RB (who came back from a meeting) to go back to Netherlands. And just like that, unceremoniously we drove out of Paris.
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