Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Today was another cold morning, and we started out with coffee and a pastry early and than on to the Museum Marmottan Monet, which houses the world's largest collection of works by Claude Monet. The museum was outstanding, and so very well done, however the various paintings and works of art were only in French, no english translations. But we were very impressed with the collection and especially the painting entitled "Impression Soleil Levant" and this painting was Monet's work that started the Impressions style of painting.

After visiting the museum, we walked to the Trocadero Square with the best view of Paris and the Eiffel Tower. We than took the Metro back to the apartment, and later tonight we went to dinner at a wonderful restaurant near the Sorbonne, the University of Paris' Humanities Department. This school is very popular for many families that send their daughters to study.

Once back into our Paris home, we settled down for another good night sleep.

** Just a short note - The strike and protest are not a real problem, but do cause delays in the opening of many museums and shops, and a few lines at gas stations.

More tomorrow.......

1 comment:

  1. That is such A cool pic of you Marcella with the Eiffel tower behind you!!!