29 May 2010

Musee de l'Orangerie

Since all of us had super long days of walking yesterday, we decided to take it easy this morning. The men went out for their morning walk and my mom and I lazed around. Upon their return, my dad provided us with some yummy egg pies for breakfast:

Mushroom on the left, tomato/goat cheese on the right. Yum!

We then briefly headed in opposite directions. I went with my dad to help him with his pilgrimage to Cycles Laurent. It's way better if I let him tell the story.  Mom & Jim headed to the market street near Les Halles to pick up some fresh fruit and dinner ingredients.

After lunch of bread and cheese and the aforementioned fruit, we changed plans because it looked like rain. Instead of the Rodin Museum, we headed to the Musee de l'Orangerie. It used to be a greenhouse for the royal orange trees but it's now a museum whose main feature is two rooms with mural sized paintings by Monet. They are of his famous water lilies. Here are my favorite photos:

As you can see, my Mom and I had a really excellent time. It's a lovely place, and small enough that you can really appreciate everything without going into Art-Overload.

After a brief side trip the Virgin Megastore (think Best Buy + Barnes & Noble) on the Champs Elysee, we are now back at the apartment watching some really excellent tennis on TV. In a bit, we'll have the rotisserie chicken we bought from a charming French butcher at the market today. There are too many crazy rugby fans around town to venture out. It's been a lovely day in Paris.

1 comment:

Retired Professor said...

Mmmmm. Pie. I prefer sweet to savory, but at least it is pie.

I love Monet. Those murals look amazing, though it is hard to grasp the scale of them in the photos.