16 Days in France (Day 15, Part 1)

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[If you’ll remember from your table of contents, Reetz and her luggage never made connections in Europe.  She didn’t know this day if they ever would.  So, she was purchasing attire on the run and would now need packaging to take it all home (assuming it would get there).  We thus began the day shopping for luggage . . .]

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[In the Rue Cler neighborhood where early in the morning all the restaurants were being re-stocked.]

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[Who knew?]

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[The everywhere landmark . . . we’re on the way to the Rodin Museum.]

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[Down this street . . . errr, rue . . . ]

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[Et, voila!  Welcome to Musee Rodin!  🙂  ]

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[Bill checks the program to synchronize schedules.]

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[How Rodin-esque!]

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[Reetz and I ISO . . . the tops?]

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[A rather famous sculpture that’s “also in” the Indianapolis Museum of Art.]

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[We loved this!  Obviously a group of pre-schoolers, with their teacher, sitting politely on the floor with their sketch pads drawing . . . “The Kiss.”  🙂  ]

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[The aforementioned kiss.]

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[“The Thinker,” soon to be reprised by moi outside.]

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[The other side of “The Kiss.”]

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[We will also see them again outside later.]

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[The kids and “The Kiss.”]

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[The man, himself.]

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[Can’t help but think of “The Music Man.”  😉  ]

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[Two Feet of Snow.]

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[The Biddies didn’t now which way to turn next?]

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[Laaaaaaadies and gentlemen, presenting the Burghers of Calais!]

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[The golden dome is Les Invalides, “home” of Napoleon’s tomb.]

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[Do not recall the name – attracted to the detail.]

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[The Three Shades, again.]

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[There’s that tower again.]

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[Above, the sign saying “ABOVE . . .” ]

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[The above was a tour of the sculpture garden as we walked to the backyard.]

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[Les Invalides]

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[The museum’s backyard – apparently not a pool day.]

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[Frolicking in the garden amongst the flowers.]

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[Why, yes, I was the inspiration for “The Thinker” – well, spiritually and intellectually, if not physically.  😉  ]

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[People have told us that the Rodin is their favorite.  Understandable.  Of a much more comfortable size than say, the Louvre or Versailles, and not the overwhelming crowds.]

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[Hey, it’s France!]

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[And for all you Lily Allen fans out there . . . well, this concert was postponed but we noticed she did make it up during the summer.]

I wonder why I ever bothered with sex, he thought; there’s nothing in this breathing world so gratifying as an artfully placed semicolon.  ~  Camille Desmoulins

Up next:  Well, we snuck the volleyball game in here, but . . . Part 2?

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One Response to 16 Days in France (Day 15, Part 1)

  1. Gretchen says:

    While posing for Rodin’s “The Thinker” — Tom, your hand wasn’t positioned correctly. “The Thinker’s” hand is curled inward and resting on the right side of his face. Just a little observation.

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