Day 2: Parisian art is rich in history too. And that danged pronunciation of the letter ‘R’.

9 09 2013

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It’s 4:08am local time.

Alas, there will be no writing tonight. I have, however, shot over 650+ photos in 12GBs so far.

How ’bout a sneak preview?

First, some comments (in no particular order):

1) La Joconde (The Mona Lisa) – The weird coloring you see in the lower half of the painting is actually reflections of the mass of humanity that was in front of me when I took the picture. There is a glass pane protecting the photo, and this is why there is a reflection. I shot this photo from over 10m away and there were about 10-12 rows of people crowding the smirking Lisa del Giocondo in front of me. Her wry smile looks as if to say, “You schmucks waited for how long in line to see me? ROFLMAO.”

2) The drowning angel/martyr caught my eye and I couldn’t stop looking at it.

3) I see two pretty girls in the photo of Venus de Milo. (Aphrodite for all you gyro loving, tzatsiki drinking folks.)

4) Can you name the six apostles in the photo using only the items they carry in their hands?

5) Cathédrale de Notre Dame de Paris is old outside, and a zoo of tourists inside. The architecture is breathtaking. The history, well chronicled. But, as a worship space? Yikes. I’d liken it to trying to study in a library with someone’s headphones blasting next to you… and the fire alarm going off every hour or so.

6) I like trees.

7) ‘Maman’ looks younger than ever.

 

 

Ok, and lastly, my mom, sister, and I were rolling on the floor laughing after my sister discovered this handy ‘how-to’ guide when pronouncing the letter ‘R’ en Français. I still can’t do it.

http://french.about.com/od/pronunciation/a/r_2.htm

Annnnnnd it’s almost 5am. Gotta be up at 8.

I’m out.

Sincerely,
Sleepless in Paris

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