Monday, October 18, 2010

Anniversary in Paris- Days 6, 7 and 8

We start off Friday by going to the Musee D' Orsay. It is an art museum that is in an old train station. We could not take pictures inside, but here is one of me in front of it.

Next we went to the Musee de l'Orangerie which boast two oval rooms, each with 4 walls covered in Monet's water lilies. They were so beautiful! I could have sat in there forever.

We then caught our bus out to Giverny that took us to the actual gardens of Monet. I am sure that they are pretty in the spring but they are still gorgeous in the fall.

Here is his house.

When we got back to the city that evening, we decided to take in another night at the Louvre. Our goal was to do the whole museum, which is humongous, in our trip, so we had a lot to see between this night and the next day.

This was the only time it rained while we were in Paris and it made all the lights reflect on the streets and seemed very romantic and had a certain movie glossiness to it.

The next day we had a lot to do before we had to leave for the airport at 5. First was to go to St. Chapelle, but before we got in, we had to wait in line for an hour to go in to the church. Then when we got in, it took about 5 minutes to take a few pictures. It was pretty but that hour line, really ridiculous.

Next was our last trip to the Louvre to finish it up. The first time we went during the day.

Lastly was Angelina. It is a tea-room/restaurant, and it was the only place that I really wanted to go eat all week and of course we left it to be the last thing we did. When we got there we were not sure we had enough time because there was line but we made it in and out in an hour (which is record time for Paris dining). I had their famous hot chocolate and their Mont Blanc (picture below). It was the best pastry ever!!

Then we went back and finished packing up our flat. Here is the picture of the inside and the one below that is the outside (we were on the 4th floor, which made those spiral stairs everyday fun).

We left our flat and there is a whole long story about how what should have taken us 40 minutes to get to the airport took us two hours because of the darn Metro strikes. We got to Amsterdam, and checked into our awesome hotel. The circle that you see on the bottom right corner is the shower and the glass doors close around that. Plus you can see the blue light above that. The toilet is the same way and the lights rotate colors. You can see the bed beyond that, and yes it was the whole width of the room.

Then we headed into downtown Amsterdam via train and walked around exploring from midnight to 2 AM. It was awesome, yet cold. We can not wait to go back there for a full vacation in the future.

The last picture of us from our trip, in front of the train station.

So that is our last two days of the trip and while sad that vacation is over, we are excited to be home and getting some rest. Now, we are looking forward to our two beach vacations next summer, where we get to relax.

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