There are statues EVERYWHERE in Paris. This one 'ahem' happened to catch my eye. I know I said this section is dedicated to things we would never see at home, but actually, chaps and cow heads (that is what the guy in the middle is carrying) can be pretty common sights around the farm. Go figure. It is a small world!
Monet and Mike
Monet's Waterlilies. As we stood in the specially designed entryway to the exhibit listening to the guide explain that this is where Monet expected us to take a moment, release the tensions of the day, and prepare to enjoy the beauty of the paintings just through that doorway, Mike leaned over to whisper in my ear. "I'm just not ready. I don't know if I'll ever be ready." I poked him in the ribs to shut him up, we entered the exhibit, and proceeded to have a very enjoyable visit. As we were leaving Mike once again whispered in my ear. "I'm glad we went. But I'm also glad there's nothing like THAT at home."
Nearing the End
After Monet's Waterlilies, Mike was so relaxed that by the time we had wandered through the Orsay museum looking at all the other famous paintings he fell asleep sitting on one of the chairs waiting for me to come back from the restroom. Now THAT I see all the time at home!