10.04.2011 - 10.04.2011 22 °C
A trip to Paris wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Louvre, but not without prior military-style planning as the sheer size of the place is overwhelming. We settled on the obligatory Mona Lisa/Egyptian Mummies/Code of Hammurabi triple whammy and hunt them down for a peek.
We've all seen the Mona Lisa before so I won't post it here. However, the layout and architecture of the museum itself is quite impressive:
The Rodin Museum and surrounding grounds are much more relaxed. I particularly liked the sculpture of the hands shown below. It made me wonder if Rodin was ever tempted to depict someone "flipping the bird", just as a humorous side project
(That's me above with Mark and his family. Left to right: me, Sam, Ben, Mark, Evelyn)
To cap a full day of sight-seeing we made a quick dash to Napoleon's Tomb, at the southern end of the L'Hôtel national des Invalides.