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... trying to figure it out. So...we put in the Mona Lisa. And it told us it would give us a route to follow and we were approximately 8 minutes from our destination...but all it keep telling us was that we were not on course! Lol! We felt soon old! And it was hot...and we didn't have any water...and you can rarely find water or a restroom in the Louvre! But we finally found Mona...surrounded by hundreds of admirers. I will post a photo ...
Our last day in Paris was with a Guided tour, Isabelle was our exceptionally informative guide whom was knowledgeable on every level of history, arts and several languages.
We started the day off with a stroll to the Louvre to see the famous Mona Lisa, the insight of why this is so famous was very interesting alone with Isabelle's perception of visualizing art, sculptures ...
Here's a conversation I just had with a shopkeeper in a mix of French and English (Fringlish?)
him: where are you from?
me: Sydney, Australia
him: that's a long way.
me: yes, it is
him: do you like Paris?
me: I love you
I realised what I had said after I walked out.
... white plastic and steel access stairs. The interior of the dome is blocked off with a giant black and white photographic print of people’s faces in various expressions. This is mirrored on the floor by a similar expanse of faces on vinyl to protect the marble floor. The contrast between these modern, somewhat whimsical prints and the large heroic 19th century paintings on the walls, is stark.
After this historic grandeur, we strolled in the sun ...
... what they say: Time flies when you're having fun! I really needed to try escargot so we found a place on our way back to Aleks' hostel and split a bottle of white wine with our escargot. I was getting nervous waiting for this to arrive and Aleks' sarcastic jokes about having to pull off the eyeballs were beginning to take a toll. The waiter came by with some serious 1920's-looking dental devices that were apparently supposed to help us eat the escargot. That's when reality set ...