July 10, 2011

Sunday afternoons

I am so incredibly behind on posting. Luckily I have all my pictures to jog my memory about things we've done. Meanwhile, in the present day, Julia and John have left (SOB), my sister is here (HOORAY), Mark and I spent a fantastic week in Scotland, Mark/Lynh/I just came back from a week long jaunt to Budapest, and now we're back in Paris. I never thought I'd say it, but I'm tired of traveling (mostly, taking the crowded/hot/smelly RER train to the airport) and am looking forward to enjoying our last 3 weeks in Paris.

Now, for some pictures from a recent (perfect) Sunday afternoon. It was the first Sunday of the month, which meant all the museums were free. We started with a visit to Pompidou, where the modern art is great and the contemporary art is baffling.

After a quick picnic lunch (we got really into picnic lunches on this trip!), we strolled over to the Musee Rodin, my favorite museum in Paris. The art and sculpture in the Hotel Biron are nice, but the most enjoyable part of the Musee is the gardens. They are gated and feel totally tucked away from the rest of the city, which means you and your friends (and all the other Parisians who come there on Sundays) have a nice time roaming around or sitting on a park bench chatting.

On this particular Sunday afternoon, we also saw about a thousand rollerbladers making their way through the 7th arrondissement. Rollerbladers never look as cool as they think they do, but when they are en masse like this, I have to admit it's a formidable sight.

We also took a walk along the Seine as the sun was setting. The light was insane. Do you see this light?! And this gorgeous friend of mine?! Seriously. 

1 comment:

Lauren said...

Those gardens look beautiful.