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Day 21 - Running out of juice

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Well I am starting to run out of juice!

Didn't sleep well last night and was a bit slow out of the blocks today. Wanted to see the Museum of Paris, because it has one of the best representation of the French Revolution. Funny that there is no dedicated museum to this important event, not only in French history, but European history. Even funnier that once in the museum they suddenly close down various wings. And so it was today. I was half way through the section on the French Revolution and I was informed that it was closing for a couple of hours (presumably so it can have lunch) and I had to go elsewhere within the museum. It would make an interesting stat to see how many paintings there are in Paris, let alone Europe, because I reckon I must have seen at least 2,000 so far and I would have only scratched the surface. Without any real English translation it was fairly uninteresting, other than seeing the opulence that the wealthy lived in prior to the revolution. A pity because I think this revolution still holds many lessons for our society today – Liberty Fraternity ad Equality are still powerful ideas.

Decided to combine breakfast and lunch and had a Stake Tartar, red wine and coffee. See this meal served numerous times before and it is a bit of a French stable in the cafe, because it is so easy to prepare. It was a beautiful meal and having the time to slowly eat it with a good glass of red made it even more enjoyable.

After lunch I really didn’t do much. Walked around the older part of Paris (Latin Quarter) for a while, but I think I am a tried little boy and I headed back home about 3pm for a beer and a rest.

Posted by Neileeann 07:38 Archived in France

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