Day 12: Paris and the Louvre


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The Trip

We left Lausanne and took the train to Paris.  It was a pretty long day, but the TGV goes well over a hundred miles per hour.  Sadly, there were floods and some of the track was at regular speed.  Once we got to Paris, we went sightseeing.  Where else to go but the Louvre.

The Photos

The shots below are reduced from the output size of the digital camera to 700 pixels wide.

TGV approaching the station.

Bob Means kicking back.  The good news about the train is that there is plenty of room.

Adaptive suspension on the TGV cars.

Paris station Gar de Lyon.

Europe is good for stone carvings on buildings.

Clock tower outside of Gar de Lyon.

Outside the Louvre on the Champ de Elyssese.

An end of the Louvre.

World class statues.

Complex and detailed.

No visit to the Louvre would be complete without Venus de Milo.

Classic Egyptian statuary.  The Colonialists raped the country, but hey that is what Colonialists do.

I wonder what this says.

They had a lot of time on their hands.

Burial sarcophagi.

An intricate carving.

Note to self: do not use flash perpendicular to photos.

World class.

Outside the Louvre.

The entrance to the Louvre.

It was a long day, but we saw plenty of good stuff and went out to a world class dinner.  What better place to get good French cuisine but Paris.

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