Laurene's European Adventure 2006/2007 travel blog

a metro stop in Paris

the pyramid

inside the pyramid

eygpitian sculpture

fancy chair

winged victory

venus de milo

the holy grail resting place

looking back at the louvre

arc de triumph carousel

a pretty fountain


Finished packing up and had breakfast with an australian girl from my room. Headed over to the Louvre. I decided to go in through the pyramid and surprisingly there wasn't much of a line up at all. Perfect timing!!! I headed straight for the Mona Lisa. She is quite disappointing but nevertheless a must see. She is very small and behind a huge pane of glass. You can't get very close to it at all and there is always a crowd of people. I wandered around and saw the Venus de Milo sculpture as well as victory with wings.

There are so many things in the Louvre. You could literally spend your lifetime in that place! But by this time I was museumed out and i just couldn't take it. I wandered for as long as I could take it and then got outta there.

I had a starbucks coffee that they have right there and relaxed a bit. Then I saw the two pyramids almost touching. The ones from the Da Vinci Code, the supposed place of resting for Mary Magdalene. It was kind of surreal standing in that spot whether you believe it or not.

Walked up champs elysee again and stopped into Sephora one last time :( and ended up getting a girl there to do my makeup for fun. Headed back up to the Sacre Coeur to eat my late lunch overlooking Paris. Sat up there people watching for a long time. This one lady was trying to get people to sing in french, she got a group of teenage girls to sing with her. She was a bit of a nutter though.

I went back to the hostel and gathered my stuff and headed over to where the airport buses leave from. Got caught in a downpour waiting for the bus. Traffic was so bad leaving Paris that our bus didn't get out there until an hour before the flight. But then againit was a ryan air flight and it was delayed anyways haha.

Got back to Dublin around 11pm and caught a bus back into my very familiar city. Called Chris and he let me into his and Leona's apartment. Leona is still in India. Got settled back in and soon went to sleep after that.

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