Through the Eyes of the Orsay

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Views from my hands-down most favorite museum ever, the Musée d’Orsay. Because I’m such a sucker for clocks and huge, open, clean spaces with ultramodern designs but also a bit of the old…kinda like the late 19th century. This post is all I can afford to mark the start of my last week in Paris, between all the exams, essays and presentations my loving French professors have given me.

I hope it takes your breath away. It’s taken away mine.

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The Devil in the White Palace

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Finally posting photos of the trip we took a month ago to the Loire Valley. Spent a gorgeous two days in the warm sunshine of the countryside exploring castles and lazing around. Seems so sweet now that the rain is coming down, it’s cold without snow and the work is piling on.

The first chateau we visited was Chambord, built by François I with Leonardo da Vinci as the reputed architect. It was a pleasure palace and not an actual residence so it was mostly empty with an amazing staircase, like a strain of DNA, double helix that never cross, running up and down with windows so you can take silly pictures of your friends. It was all white stone and rain and splashes of autumn.