Saturday, April 09, 2011

April In Paris - I'm Back!

Surprise Surprise!  I am blogging from Paris!  This fabulous loaf was sitting on the table waiting for our arrival.  I am traveling with my best friend!
We landed at 10am and by noon we were right here! Our apartment is right around the corner from the Eiffel Tower. It is very warm here. I can't believe we got a blue sky day so soon. Parisians are sunning themselves everywhere and most people are wearing t-shirts and other summer outfits.

I hate to lose a day in Paris to jet lag. So even though we slept very little, we set out to make the most of our day. We walked many kilometres from the tower area to the Jardin des Tuileries.
We decided to make today our day to see the famous Monet Les Nympheas at the Musee de l'Orangerie. I had no idea how big these paintings were and that there are eight of them in two separate oval shaped rooms. It is overwhelming to walk in and see them for the first time.

If you love Monet, you must see them. I was able to take quite a few photos. Monet's paint strokes look like nothing close up...but when you stand back and see the flowers you can appreciate his genius.

I also did not know that the l'Orangerie has a major art collection featuring the works of Manet, Modigliani, Renoir and their contemporaries. Where have I been? I should have seen this collection a long time ago!

My first meal in Paris.  At Angelina's.  No, I did not have the hot is too hot!

But I did have a cafe au lait and this fabulous dessert.

Easter chocolate is everywhere!  How happy I am to be here!
I'll be posting from Paris on this blog until the 17th!