Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Versailles (France, not Missouri)






Today we had great weather for our visit to Versailles.  It is just the beginning of the tourist season, but people were out in force.  After being herded through the tour of the king and queens chambers as well as the Hall of Mirrors, we tasted the freedom of the out-of-doors in the fabulous gardens and grounds.

Tomorrow we visit the city of Paris museum of modern art at the Palais de Tokyo.  Then back for packing.  Friday morning our shuttle service will pick us up at 6:10 a.m.-----sleepy-eyed I imagine.  It has been a great trip with a great bunch of students, but I think everyone is ready to be back home.  Since this is likely to be my last blog entry before we return, here's the itinerary for the flight day:

Continental Airlines Flight #57, departs Paris @ 9:55 a.m.
Arrives in Newark New Jersey @ 12:05 p.m.
Continental Airlines Flight #2806, departs Newark @ 2:40 p.m.
Arrives in Kansas City @ 4:42 p.m.

2 comments:

rebelgene said...

Thank you so very much for the pictures and updates of the Paris08 trip I enjoyed them all so much.

scott davidson said...

In a way, for an art-lover like myself, decorating our home is quite easy. I just please myself mostly, with my poor husband going along with most of my choices. I am always collecting beautiful things, like handicraft decorative pieces, little sculptures and hangings.
And I simply hang lovely paintings in all our rooms. Not all are originals of course, as who can afford many of those.
I order many prints on canvas from wahooart.com who have a vast collection of images from Western art, that you can choose to make economically-priced prints like this Interior in Aubergines, by Henri Matisse, http://en.wahooart.com/A55A04/w.nsf/Opra/BRUE-5ZKCMX, from there.
I can choose the frames as well and my orders are delivered quickly to my home.