EUROPE DAY 1 : THE LOUVRE

Hello, everyone! After all the huffing and puffing, I am finally posting this post that has been sitting in my drafts folder for weeks! Yay!

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We flew from JFK Airport NYC at 5 pm on the 21st of May and arrived at Charles De Gaulle Airport, Paris the next day at 7 am. If you are wondering, Paris time is 6 hours ahead of NYC. We took the train from the airport and got off at Gare Du Nord, and from there we tried to find our hotel by walking. Well, according to Google maps our hotel was 15 minutes walk from the train station, oh boy! It’s 15 minutes walk if you take the right way!

After about 35 minutes of walking and dragging our luggage, we finally found our hotel. We dropped off our luggage and went to Louvre Museum for the tour, but because we were too early, we decided to grab a bite first.

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After indulging ourselves with a Parisian meal, we headed to the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel where we met our tour guide. As you can see, my Lolo (grandpa) was making sure his radio and earphones were working properly.

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When everything was set and the group was complete, we headed inside the museum while the tour guide gave us information and facts about Louvre.

Let me just tell you how many times my husband had to take and retake this picture — a lot. Well, Louvre was crowded, and many tourists want their picture taken with the famous pyramid. I actually had given up, and just decided to pick one and crop other peoples’ hand or head from the picture.

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And here’s my loving husband whose patience is endless!

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Ever wonder what am I looking at? Well..

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Inside Louvre, you’ll find a lot of sculptures, like these…

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And you’ll also find sculptures that will trick you. Like this one…

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I was also amazed by this museum’s interior. The ceilings and the chandeliers are magnificent.

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If you are wondering, the picture below is the room where they showcase tiaras, crowns, and pieces of jewelry of French kings and queens. At least that was we’re told.

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Who wouldn’t want a chandelier like this in your own living room? It’s gigantic but very beautiful.

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And of course, what is the Louvre without its muse, Mona Lisa.

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I apologize for Mona Lisa’s picture for it wasn’t that great. To be honest, I took this picture about 20 foot away from the painting with my arms stretch up and my hand holding the camera. Mona Lisa’s fans were camping in front of her, and I couldn’t get close to her. I’ll tell you, she is famous.

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I could actually talk more about the Louvre, but it’s probably better if I don’t. So you’ll have every reason to go and hear the stories for yourself. And if you have been to the Louvre, did you manage to get close to the Mona Lisa painting? Did you also take the tour or you did it on your own?

Hope you guys enjoy this post and the pictures. See you on my next post!

– LOVE, ROSEMARIE –


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