We finally got in, luckily it was a gorgeous day so we didn't mind enjoying the courtyard while we waited, and first went to see the Greek and Roman rooms. People are dumb sometimes....so many people were totally just in there to take pictures with the art...they didn't even look to see what it was or care what it was they just wanted a picture of them with it. Pretty lame and funny. I have no idea why people feel the need to have themselves in pictures with everything. Then we went to find the two things I had to see at the Louvre...the Mona Lisa and The Raft of the Medusa which became a favorite of mine when I learned about it in an art history class in college.
There were tons of people huddled around the Mona Lisa...since she is bite-sized. You can see her in a picture and in the video...but you have to look hard cus she is small. Then onto find the Raft of the Medusa which was large and glorious. Then I wanted to see some of the Egyptian art and artifacts including one that I love called The Seated Scribe, which is in the video. So now I have seen Egyptian art in Cairo, London and Paris! Feel pretty cool. ha. We saw a lot more art on our way out because the exit is the entrance so we had to find out way back. Clearly we didn't see everything in the Louvre since a. you would have to spend days for that and b. we had only so much time left before leaving to the airport.
We left the Louvre to go find some lunch...and on our walk along the river we ran into/came upon the Pont des Arts bridge! I had wanted to find it while in Paris, but it wasn't something I was going to search for...but there it was! Happy we found that, a great way to end our last day in Paris. Then we found lunch, hopped on the metro and headed back to our hotel to pick up our luggage.
The train directly to the airport was closed, so they directed us all to take a train to an area "near" the airpot then they shuttled us all on buses....like shoved as many of us on each bus as could fit and drove alllll the way to the airport on that crowded bus, not ideal. But lucky for us we still had plenty of time for our flight and we weren't late despite the bus fiasco. Finally, at midnight we arrived back at our home. What a long day!
Thus ends our last day in Paris.