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Paris, Versailles

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The Eiffel Tower, viewed from the Trocadero park.

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The sun was setting as we made our way up the Tower.

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This is one of many attempts to capture the beauty of the sunset from the Tower.

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Some buildings on the Seine.

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Notre Dame.

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The inner nave of Notre Dame is one solid piece of stone, if I remember correctly. Over all the Cathedral was underwhelming, as are most Romanesque / High Medieval buildings.

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Sacré-Cœur, a church on the top of a very large hill. It was built in the 1870’s as national penance for the Franco-Prussian war. (As in, Prussia forced them to built it, in humiliation).

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Man coming out of a wall, bronze statue (?) (metal work?) on the way back from Sacré-Cœur.

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The home and studio of Van Gogh while he lived with his brother, Theo, from 1886-1888. Slightly before he hit the sweet spot of his career, which was 1888 to his death two years later.

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Interior of the upper floor of Sainte-Chapelle.

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We went to the Louvre, which means you already know what the next picture will be…

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The Mona Lisa! Much smaller than I had imagined it.

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We went to the Musée de l’Orangerie which is a modern art museum in Paris, near the Louvre. They had a massive display of Monet waterlilies, which are inphotographical because of their width. Here’s part of one…

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Eiffel Tower viewed from the Arc de Triomphe.

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The Arc de Triomphe.

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Van Gogh’s famous, non-ear-cut-off, self portrait at the Musée d’Orsay. This was the best art museum went visited on the trip, in my opinion.

 

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The absolutely enormous palace of Versailles.

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The Hall of Mirrors at Versailles.

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From the Gardens.

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Also in the gardens.

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One last garden photo…

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