Archive for April, 2016

The Musée Picasso in Paris! With a special exhibit of Picasso sculptures. I was especially impressed by these sculptures. Located in the Marais in Paris.

Jan has found his favorite place to play soccer in Paris! Just around the corner at Arènes de Lutèce, an old Roman amphitheatre. He has two new French friends there, and they meet every evening. Jan played soccer in Jardin du Luxembourg as well (although not on all the beautiful   Read More ...

I have decided to start a shoelace and shoe collection. The shoes will all be converse, and the shoelaces all neon bright. Today, my brother walked into a sport store to look at some soccer balls. I was bored, so I looked around. Then, at the checkout stand, I saw   Read More ...

Went to the Père LaChaise today. It is a huge graveyard in Paris, and a lot of famous people are buried there. For example we saw Gèricault, the painter of The Raft of the Medusa. (A famous painting hanging in the Louvre.)  It was super creepy, but really beautiful. If   Read More ...

The little street we live on has an open market every Saturday and Sunday. We went to see it this morning. There were so many different choices for breakfast, we had a hard time choosing. But eventually, we did get some fresh bread with meat and super strong and smelly   Read More ...

We’ve only been in Paris for about a week, and already I’m completely in love with the food here. All the different cheeses, the baguettes, the croissants, it all tastes amazing! Breakfast here is a celebration. Everyday someone goes out and gets a baguette and four croissants. You take those   Read More ...

Went to the Louvre today. It was so beautiful! The Louvre is a museum housed in the Louvre Palace, originally built as a fortress in the late 12th century under Philip II. In 1682, Louis XIV chose the Palace of Versailles for his household, leaving the Louvre primarily as a   Read More ...

We had the most beautiful bird’s eye view of Paris today. It was a 704 stair climb + an elevator, but so worth it. We walked from our apartment to the metro, and from there we went to the La Motte-Picquet Grenelle, the metro stop just before the Eiffel Tower.   Read More ...