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The first time we tried to go to the Louvre it was a free day and the line wrapped around the pyramid and way out into the square. Insane amounts of people, we almost got pick pocketed by a very clever, charming, dirty and disgusting guy, and then we got out of there fast. So here are some photos from this amazing place. Just please, don't go in the summer time on a free day. Just don't.

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Outside, of course.

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From the inside

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So excited

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Eliot was excited too. It is enormous. The stairs and statues go on and on.

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View from atop the Louvre at the cafe.

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Explaining some of this to Eliot was tricky.

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More Diana.

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From the cafe again.

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Cafe food.

Dad! This looked so much like my dad! by waxpancake.
In person this looks just like my dad. Amazing!

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More ceiling.

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Looking up again.

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Diana, again!

She is incredible by waxpancake.
Doesn't do her justice.

7-6-2009 5-06-57 AM_1722 by waxpancake.
Our wedding invitation in real life! We had the image of this statue on our wedding invitation ten years ago.

7-6-2009 5-16-19 AM_1728 by waxpancake.
Venus de Milo

7-6-2009 5-20-35 AM_1741 by waxpancake.

Eliot and the Sphinx

Thanks for looking. xoxo


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Elegant Paris along the Champs de Elysees at the very french Laduree7-5-2009 9-41-17 AM_1538 by waxpancake.

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A quiet corner

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Too much, even for me

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Andy's lovely strawberries and cream. Light and perfect.

7-5-2009 10-19-36 AM_1553 by waxpancake.
The Toyota show room

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Cute tiny car

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Arc de Triomphe

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A closer look

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Ahhhhh that Paris sky

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Just in case you needed help crossing

Paris dust by waxpancake.
Did I post this already? My very dusty shoes, but it's Paris dust, so it's cultured and incredibly chic.

Ard de Triomphe by waxpancake.
Watch out!

7-5-2009 11-12-56 AM_1595 by waxpancake.
Cameras are not allowed inside. Silly Euro Disney rules!

Right now we're back on the east coast, hanging out in Brooklyn, New York for some soul searching fun. Wish us luck and love please!


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Lots of Diana statues by waxpancake.
Sponge Bob in Paris

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Loved her

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And her name

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Rock man sculpture

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Parisian Life

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This was huge and really cool

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I'm not kidding, everywhere you look!

7-5-2009 7-53-27 AM_1509 by waxpancake.
And there's still more!

We're off to New York again tomorrow and I'm bringing the laptop this time!


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So many many photos of Paris.

At the playground

7-5-2009 5-12-47 AM_1375 by waxpancake.
Entering the Louvre

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This place gave me the creeps. I couldn't go near it. I started shaking inside.

This place creeped me out, couldn't go near it by waxpancake.
There was a couple just outside of this shot laying in the grass who needed some privacy, but who needs privacy in Paris?

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And up close

Louvre by waxpancake.

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Louvre again

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And again

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One of my favorite photos of the trip.

One of my favs by waxpancake.
More Paris and more Louvre to come. xoxo

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At the base of the Eiffel Tower there are go carts. This guy takes a few euros from you and picks the right vehicle out for your child. You get to go around eight times. And every kid that leaves he says 'goodbye champion' in french. Tres adorable.

Go carts at the base of the Eiffel Tower by waxpancake.
So awesome

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A little excited!

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Decided against taking the trip up. The long lines plus the price just didn't seem worth it on this very crowded July day. But that did not stop us from taking photos of all this beauty.

7-7-2009 10-30-04 AM_2093 by waxpancake.
I adored this carousel at the base of the tower but it was shady! Lots of local thieves taking advantage of the heavy tourist spot. Sad but true.

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So bright!

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Such detail to admire

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Can't stop myself!

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It is so Big!

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Jean-Francois Millet is a relative of ours and here in Paris I found the largest display of his work I ever dreamed to see.

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And his beautiful work:

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I had never seen a Millet like this. Very hopeful.

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Walking beside the old train station turned museum:

7-4-2009 7-57-31 AM_1288 by waxpancake.
The gorgeous animals just outside the Musee d'Orsay, the rhino:

7-4-2009 8-01-05 AM_1291 by waxpancake.
And the horse:

Outside of Musee d'Orsay by waxpancake.
This clock is beautiful and enormous:

7-4-2009 8-19-37 AM_1295 by waxpancake.
This looks like a model to me! It's actually a little picture opportunity perch high inside the museum. This is a brilliant use of space.

Musee d'Orsay is an old train station. Brilliant. by waxpancake.

Some famous treasures:
This first one is a favorite of mine and she's huge. A person of average height would probably find themselves eye to eye with the dolphin.

Musee d'Orsay- this is enormous! by waxpancake.

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Starry Night

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The textures are amazing

7-4-2009 9-08-58 AM_1334 by waxpancake.
Rousseau, there are no words.

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I liked this old man on the sea

7-4-2009 9-09-41 AM_1336 by waxpancake.

Musee d'Orsay by waxpancake.
Part two coming soon!

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