PARIS TRAVEL DIARY: DAY THREE
a visit to the Louis Vuitton Foundation, souvenir shopping, and seeing amazing art work at Musée d'Orsay. It's only the third day in Paris and we are hitting all the tourist spots. The Louis Vuitton Foundation is an amazing building with the structure being made out of beautifully curved colorful glass. It's so hard to explain in words, but definitely a place worth going to. Inside, it holds great masterpieces and a great collection of impressionist art. One of the best parts of the place is being able to go to the rooftop. You get an amazing view of the city and you are just immersed in the beautiful glass panes.
Later on we went to our next location, which was Musée d'Orsay. We found lunch around the area and I had a panini of some sort. (sorry can't really remember, but it was good) Also, near the place we ate was a souvenir shop and I bought myself a much needed scarf becasue Paris is so cold, a postcard and of course the typical mini Eiffel Tower replica to put on my desk back home.
The best part of being in a school group and having bought tickets ahead of time, we don't have to wait in the mile long lines to get in. When you enter the main section of the museum automatically you can sense that it was once a train station. The building is a huge dome shaped roof and has a beautiful clock on top of the entrance. It holds many more masterpieces and hold one of my favorite artists Edgar Degas. (pictures below) I never thought that I would be seeing these artworks in person, so it's been a really surreal experience. I remember learning about these paintings in class, but to see them in person is a whole different situation. They also had a very cool small model version of the city of Paris that was below a glass floor. So, you could stand and walk above the small scale model of Paris, but in pictures it looks like you are standing on top of the actual city.
After leaving the museum, we adventured off in the streets and walked by the Seine River. We walked past a bridge with some locks on it and I know it's not the official Love Lock Bridge of Paris becasue the real one is gone. All the locks on the true Love Lock Bridge have been removed because of the weight of all the locks was putting too much weight on the bridge. But this bridge was just as cute and the view was still beautiful. We then walked through the Jardins des Tuileries (Tuileries Garden) to get to Place de la Concorde (Concorde Plaza), the biggest plaza in Paris. We enjoyed the night walk and watched as the ferris wheel spun round and round throughout the night. Another full day of the beautiful city, but tomorrow we are heading to see...