Euro Hotel Sovereign Saint Denis
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... and then gave to the city. We saw early works, some in clay and some in plaster of Paris, and a few carved or cast works, in the building. The museum is being remodeled, so much of the usual exhibit was absent-- but there was a delightful room full of works by Rodin's contemporaries. It was a shock to turn a corner and see three van Goghs on the wall just in front of you--paint strokes visible, so alive! There was also a great painting of Rodin's Thinker by ...
... the history I had learnt from the book . After the tour we hopped on the Big Red On Off tourist bus. It was a very relaxing way to view this beautiful old city .At every corner there was a 'wow factor ' and we made mental notes to try and visit some of these sights in the next 2 days . We are having trouble reading what time of the day it is , it gets dark so late (8.30 pm ) and we seem to keep missing lunch . I glanced at my watch and couldn't believe it ...
... impressive fellow. Reminds me of Shelley's sonnet 'Ozymandias' (aka Ramses II) that reminds us of the ravages of time upon the legacy of even the greatest of kings:
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shatter'd visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well ...
When we awoke this morning, we could hardly believe it. The weather system that had passed through yesterday ushered in very cool, dry air and clear skies. The high temperature might have reached 68-degrees later in the afternoon, so we took advantage of the ideal conditions and decided to ride the bus to the Luxembourg Gardens, one of our favorite spots in Paris.
We walked along Ave. du President Kennedy, which runs parallel to ...
... I spoke a little French to her and she held my hand, it was lovely. She taught me to say à bientôt!
Generally, everyone was very friendly, and happy to practice their English on us, even the young man from Morocco at the fruit shop who sold us the really expensive rock melons. We bought a baguette and a chicken and had dinner a home. I did a load of washing, and ruined several garments as the water was really hot. I'll translate the instructions next ...