Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Day 7 - A Great Movie, Beautiful Art, and a Surprise Museum

We started day watching a great one hour film about Paris and its landmarks and monuments.  It was included in the visitor pass and we had so time.  We were so glad we did.  It gave us some great ideas for more day trips.

We took the Metro to Place du Concorde, walked through the Tutelleries Gardens and then on to the Musee L'Orangerie to see the Monet murals.;

I never realized they were this big and that there were EIGHT.  As you can see the designed rooms to show them.  Two huge oval rooms with this magnificent paintings.

We enjoyed touring the rest of the gallery for another hour.  Here are some of my favorites for the day.


And then an assortment of really unusual pieces.


Marie Laurenin.  A great Parisian artist.

Next we walked along the Seine and then headed over to the Museum of Industrial Arts and Measure.
The museum was a huge suprise and huge as well.  It covered four floors and was full of all types of measuring devices from telescopes to scales, to electronics, and architectural arts.

A slide rule from 1605.  I didn't realize that math was that advanced back then.

Weaving looms.
First mega computers.  I used one of these in college 45 years ago.

Edison's first voice recorder.

Cranes and architectural devices.

A solar stove from 1750.  Huh!!!

The first French airplane.  It flew.

At the end of the tour was a classic chapel of the adjoining church turned into a viewing gallery of unique collectibles.  As you can see, many of the mechanical marvels on display were really cool.

Th original cast of the model for the Statue of Liberty.
A 1909 Peugot.

Electric car - 1908.

We ended our day with a coffee in the cafe before weaving home via the Metro system.

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