Paris:  A Summary in Twos

Paris:  A Summary in Twos

Two Museums

The Louvre:

The Pyramid & The Crowds

 

Venus and the Three Graces Presenting Gifts to a Young Woman by Botticelli

 

Christ in the Garden of Olives by Delacroix

 

The Young Martyr by Delaroche

 

Mona Lisa (somewhere back there)!

 

The Picasso Museum:

Corredo – La Mort Du Torero

 

Massacre in Korea

 

 

Two Climbed Monuments

The Eiffel Tower:

I only have photos of the Eiffel Tower from the ground because I didn’t climb it – the boys did though!

 

The Arc de Triomphe:

He doesn’t want to look at the feet coming up.

Two Foot Injuries

We had to visit a French Podiatrist for Alex’s infected ingrown toenail. Mission accomplished!

 

Somehow Eric managed to pick up a tick on his ankle. In Paris??

 

Two Activities with Sawyer & Alex

 

 

Two Restaurants

Fondue was a hit.

 

Pizza Chefs

 

And Two x Two Fun Hours with Cadence

 

 

 

 

 

More From Berlin

More From Berlin

Eric is getting ahead of me. I’ll try to catch up! Here are a few more from Berlin:

We stayed along the canal in Berlin in a neighborhood called Kreuzberg. There seemed to be a local ritual  (which I missed getting pictures of) where locals would gather along the canal in the evening by the hundreds (maybe thousands?) to chat, drink beer, play music, etc. It was like a nightly party. The area itself was gritty and beautiful. Equal parts swans and broken beer bottles; roses and graffiti. Berlin had an energy that I really loved.

Zach, Sawyer and I spent a day on Museum Island where we explored the Berlin Cathedral, Neues Museum, and the Alte Nationalgalerie. The Berlin Cathedral was gaudy and beautiful, and had a great view of the city from the top.

 

The Neues museum was filled with old ancient art and artifacts. We saw Nefertiti’s bust (no pictures allowed), and a lot of other neat things.  Check out this interesting information about the Berlin Gold Hat.

 

Or these ancient Blowing Horns from the 8-9th century BC.

 

By the time we reached the Alte Nationalgalerie, we had some pretty serious museum burn out. We took a look at some Monet and Renoir and then headed out.