Sunday, June 5, 2011

June 4: Odilon Redon & Eiffel Tower at Night

Carol and me in the Ladies at the top of the Eiffel Tower

We went to the Grande Palais to see an exhibit of Odilon Redon's etchings, drawings and paintings. Photographs were not allowed but I did sneak a shot of the stairs down from the top part of the exhibit to the lower floor. There was a bright colored lighted ceiling which leant an eerie feeling to the stairs. I loved the patterns. After we saw the exhibit we shared lunch at in the cafe at the museum. I also took a couple of photos of the Grande Palais outside on our way home.

We met Rick, Judy and Carol and had dinner together at the hotel. We picked up wonderful goodies from the local Patisserie and ate them in the hotel dining room. They've been so nice to let us use it during the day and evening. They only serve breakfast there. We played a game of dominos and then headed out by taxi to the Eiffel Tower.

What an amazing night we had. We were able to get in and to the top. Just so happened that a thunder storm came up while we were there and we were treated to amazing flashing lightning and booming thunder to accompany the search lights from the tower. Then it rained and the lights appeared to be full of flying bugs as the drops rushed down. We got a bit wet but did not mind one bit.

We took taxis home and did not get to bed until 1:30 am. A great exhausting day.

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