travel blog for the George Fox University juniors abroad trip to England and France 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
It has been another warm and sunny day in Paris. We started out this morning at the Musee d'Orsey that houses paintings from 1850 to 1920 or so. Unfortunately, they do not allow pictures so I cannot show any of the Manet's, Monet's or Van Gogh's we saw. Next, we walked through the Tuileries Gardens to the Musee de l'Orangerie to see Monet's The Water Lilies. Some members of the group stood for pictures in front of their favorite parts of the 8 large canvases. The the group split-up to explore Paris. Some of us also visited the Musee Rodin, which is housed in Rodin's former residence.
The River Seine looking towards the Grand Palais
Ome part of the 8 major canvases that comprise the Water Lilies