I apologize for being out of touch the last few weeks. Life has been crazy – we were both ill in mid to late September and it took us a while to recover but we’re doing great now!
My husband, David, surprised me with a three-week trip to Europe to celebrate out 40th wedding anniversary! He’s definitely a keeper! We’ll be in Paris this week, then to London for a week, and finally a week of short trips in the Cotswold region of England.
I won’t be able to do very much crafting while I’m in Europe, but I’ll be sharing some holiday card designs with you and special pictures from our adventures.
We spent the day walking through the Orsay Museum which is considered a modern art collection (1848 to 1914) in a former train station (Gare d’Orsay). This is one of the best collections of Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Van Gogh, Cezanne, and Gauguin. We have been here many times, but the exhibits are always changing and there is something magical about this museum.
There is an incredible huge clock which spans approximately 3 floors of the museum. The clock was designed by the architect of the original building which was later turned into a train station for the World Expo of 1889 when the Eiffel Tower was completed.
Here are my photos of some of my favorite paintings…
After a lovely very late lunch at a beautifully restored cafe, we headed with our umbrellas to walk to the Eiffel Tower. Luckily, it stopped raining, so we purchased some items from a small store and had a picnic dinner (baguette, vegetables with dips, and cheese) with an incredible bottle of French wine. What a wonderful day!