Thursday, March 17, 2011

Paris-Day Three

After our Parisian breakfast, we hopped a metro over to St Chapelle to see the beautiful little chapel know for it's explosion of color and elaborate stained glass windows depicting stories of the Bible from Genesis through Revelation. Absolutely breathtaking! It was chilly and threatening rain so we switched our schedule for the day so it was more indoor friendly.

We walked "just 3-4 blocks", which turned out to be several times that, over to the Orsay museum to see impressionist works by such masters as Van Gogh, Renoir, Monet, and Dagas to name a few. After the long walk, Jon Michael, Cliff, and I opted for a quiet lunch in the cafe to rest our feet. Following lunch, Jon Michael and I walked around and I showed him famous pieces he would see in art class in college, told him a little about the artists and the style of art. We made our way back to the hotel for a rest. All the walking and stair climbing entitles us to eat what we want but also encourages little periods of rest to keep up.

Debbie volunteered to keep Jon Michael while Cliff and John and I went to a concert with some of the college kids. It was a chamber ensemble that performed in the intimate space of the small stained glass chapel of St. Chapelle. They performed Adagio by Ablinoni, Pachelbel's Canon, and Vivaldi's Four Seasons. It was magical! Lead violinist Paul Brie was excellent. I bought a signed cd afterward. Cliff and I ate dinner at a quiet little restaurant nearby and then came on back to the hotel. Just two more full days left in Paris...

1 comment:

  1. So glad you are having a wonderful trip! And having these posts will be the perfect way to remember all those details that make trips special.