In hindsite, we should've crossed and went up the Arc, since we didn't make it up the Eiffel Tower, but we just thought we should keep going. We snapped a couple of pictures and then moved on to do some shopping.
We shopped along Champ Des Elysses, going in and out of stores. Some I knew, some I didn't, some were just ridiculously too expensive for me to shop in.
They even have car dealerships amidst all the stores - you know, just in case you want to run in and buy a Mercedes or something. Believe it or not, we bought nothing while shopping along here. Sad, but true. We just snapped photos and continued along the street, heading to the Louvre.
As we were walking, we came across all these bleachers set up on both sides of the street. They were all being set up for the Tour De France, which was coming to an end in a few days. We didn't get a picture of it. Probably because we were too busy trying to squeeze ourselves between these and the edge of the road, trying to avoid being hit by oncoming cars who seem to have no regard for pedestrians.
As we approached the Louvre, there were tons of people just hanging out in the area.
We had to wait in line for about twenty minutes to get into the Louvre. Not bad at all. You'd think that in that time we would think to get a picture of me standing
beside, in front of, anywhere near the glass pyramid, but nope, fail. Hubs was the lucky one in this case, I guess?!
The Louvre is an incredibly beautiful and HUGE building. There is no way we could've gotten through that entire place in a reasonable amount of time. I have to say, I was more interested in the architecture and beauty of the place, rather than the art inside the building. It was interesting, but I guess I can only take so much.
We saw exhibit after exhibit - Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, some other stuff. We went to find the Mona Lisa.
Found her! I think the amount of people going crazy, trying to get to the front and take pictures of the painting, was more interesting than the painting itself, but what do I know. It was cool to see anyways, since it is so famous.
After we saw Mona, I was less interested in art (unless it was funny to me - see below) and more interested in taking photos of the building.
After about an hour and a half, I was ready to go.
We left then and decided to walk back to our hotel, since it was only about 20 minutes away. Along the way, we ran into some more art. This, to me, was 10x cooler than what was in the Louvre. Photos from all over the world, with a map and little blurb about eaach photo.