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paris pics, part 3

my 15 year-old daughter, liesl, and i spent 5 days in paris. i’m going to post a 4-parter of my favorite pics from our trip. this one, part 3, are my favorite art moments:

seeing amazing art is one of the best things about being in paris, of course. we were totally blown away by the marble sculptures. this one, we didn’t know the artist, or even the name of the piece, but we were so stunned by the beauty of this piece cut from one piece of marble.
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when we entered the room where the mona lisa is, there were massive crowds around it. but what really caught our attention was this piece on the opposing wall: the wedding feast at cana. it’s HUGE, covering an entire wall.
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the small musee l’orangerie has two oval rooms with monet water lillies covering the whole thing — 360-degrees. monet himself designed the rooms. it’s one of my happiest places on earth.
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i’ve always liked this monet painting, but it’s never been my favorite. but standing in front of it, it just took my breath away with its beauty, grace, color.
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i dig van gogh. one of my favorites – starry night – wasn’t in the orsay when we visited (it must have been out of loan or something); but i love the color and style of this church (and am moved and pained by knowing van gogh used light to indicate warmth and light, and always painted churches without any light in the windows).
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paris pics, part 2

my 15 year-old daughter, liesl, and i spent 5 days in paris. i’m going to post a 4-parter of my favorite pics from our trip. this one, part 2, are some of my favorite moments from the trip:

after trekking to sacre ceour, and wandering through the fun art community of montmartre, we stopped for crepes at a little cafe.
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every morning, we walked a block to a great little bakery and bought yummy and cheap breakfast. liesl really dug the raspberry tort.
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after trudging through the louvre, we crashed on the lawn outside (with hundreds of others). it was a beautiful day (better than the sky looks in this pic), and liesl started juggling bubble gum.
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the gardens at the rodin museum were absolutely stunning. i loved this pic of liesl standing in front of a little fountain.
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i had fond memories of having the best ice cream in the world with jeannie when we were in paris 13 years ago. liesl and i found the same place, on the backside of notre-dame, got double scoops, and sat by the sienne river enjoying the day. i had melon and white chocolate.
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