Aly's Spain Adventure

Read about what I'm doing while in Spain so you can keep up with me!

Location: Des Moines, Iowa, United States

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Fri. Nov. 24 Day 8
So finally getting a good rest we got up fairly early and headed for the Eiffel Tower. There was a market right next to our hotel so I grabbed some fresh raspberries for breakfast. We also stopped by a bakery (which became our place for breakfast). I got a FRESH croissant and crepe (with sugar). So yummy! So then we caught our tour bus at the Eiffel Tower and went to the Louvre. We spent a few good hours there. We saw the Venus de Milo and Mona Lisa among many things. There were time periods of Egypt, Renaissance, Italian painters, etc. I actually bought a book talking a lot about the time periods and some of the famous works in each section. We actually had to take a break to grab a snack and finished up by seeing the Statue of Mary Magdalene, Rembrandt's work, and the Moat (a small part) of the Louvre. The Louvre was originally a place so you can still see parts of the moat inside and outside. Unfortunately most of the moat part was closed so we couldn't see it. So we finished up with the museum and caught the bus to the Notre Dame. We actually first grabbed some lunch and stopped by an internet cafe and then went into the Notre Dame. We lit a candle and said a prayer and looked around. There are many different altars inside and also on display was one of the huge chandeliers that used to be hanging up. After that we did some tourtisty shopping and got some Xmas presents... Then we took the bus near the Arc de Triumphe and got some dinner there. It was a great dinner and then we caught a cab home. Got some more wine, played some more cards and went to bed.


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