Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Little American Goes Underground

Today rain is predicted so I am geared up and ready. I'm not gonna let a little water keep me from exploring the town. I'm really excited about going underground to take the city's metropolitan transportation system to the Musee D'Orsay. However, the first thing on our list of things to do is an antiques fair Daddy discovered while jogging through the Parc Du Champs De Mars.

The admission fee was 10 euros and I thought we could use that money riding a carousel, but Papa and Daddy were very excited about this exhibition so I cooperated. Unfortunately, my excitement and eagerness to stroll the exhibits on my own made both my parents and the exhibit owners very nervous. After only 30 minutes inside, Papa thought we had seen enough. Daddy was a little disappointed he did not get a chance to explore longer, but chalked it up to part of the "family" experience.

This is the enormous tent where the Antiques fair was held. It is directly west of the Eiffel tower across the park.

Hey Daddy! Put the camera away and help me down the subway stairs...NOW.

Hmmm...currently, we are in the 7TH Arrondissomont at the Ecole Militaire station, the closest Metro station to the Eiffel Tower, and we want to go to the Musee D'Orsay...

Maybe these buttons will get an attendant's attention so she can save Papa some time in figuring out which train to take. We've already been standing here for 15 minutes and Daddy is starting to out whine me...poor Papa.

Well, if you're familiar with the Paris transporation system, you'll notice I ended up on the RER. Why? Papa decided it was an easier way to get to the museum. So, we exited the metro station and walked to the RER a few blocks away. I like the RER because it has 2 levels and looks and feels like a real train.

We finally made it to the Musee D'Orsay. My parents think its a cool museum. It is a former train station full of important works of art.

This is a close up of the decorative molding that my Daddy kept photographing.

Daddy was in love with the clock. He would wear it on his neck if it came with a chain.

oh mon dieu quelle belle pièce de travail par Edgar Degas!

I'd recognize an Albert Sisley anywhere. tres fabu!

This looks like a painting Daddy bought but only this one has real oil paint.

This was absolutely my favorite. Under this see through floor is a three dimensional model of the Royal Opera house and it environs.

Here is a side view of the interior the Royal Opera. This was pretty neat too, but I really liked running across the see through the most.

What do I want? We just traipsed home, in the rain, from the museum and I am hungry and can't read this darn French Menu. Where are the pictures? I cannot wait to jump into my warm French bed. Au revoir for now.


lady jicky said...

Did you see the wonderful pastel exhibitions there? Is in that dark spooky room!

Julio said...

Hello Lady jicky!

I am not sure. I know my parents made me focus on the impressionists paintings and there were a lot of them. Thanks for following my trip.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

The Musée d'Orsay is one of my absolute favorite places.
Your French adventure is making me miss Paris so much ... you are doing all the things I love!
I am looking forward to seeing what you did next!

Linda Q said...

Bonjour little American Daniel,
Oh it looks like another wonderful day in Paris, my kind of day with art! I saw the Impressionists Exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum last year and it was fabulous! The is a favorite period for me.
Hope once you figured out that menu you ate something yummy for me. You are so cute!
Hugs to your Daddy and Papa.
Tell your Daddy I can see why he loves that clock! Wow
And hope they found something fun at the antiques market and ship it home!!!
Bonne Journee!

Paris Atelier said...

Mon Dieu!!! I'm tired just reading this! You went to my favorite museum and everything! So fun!!!! I love reading all about your trip!