Here’s our day at the Louvre. The first full day we were in Paris, we took a walk in between our tour activities and our first sighting of I.M. Pei’s pyramid at the Louvre was the moment we really knew we were in Paris. I didn’t get a photo that day, but I did the morning of our visit.

photo of Rick at the Louvre

photo of the Louvre from inside I.M. Pei's pyramid

Later in the day we went shopping in the St. Germaine area. I bought two scarves at a little boutique where the shopkeeper knew only the numbers in English. Even with her limited English and our limited French, it was a delightful experience. She insisted that I see the scarves on and tied them for me. When she could tell that we were undecided between two patterns, she offered us a “two for” price.

I’ve been wearing one or the other of these scarves for every professional or dress-up occasion since we got back. Here I am dressed for the opera to see one of the shows in the premier run of Champion by Terence Blanchard (reviewed positively in The New York Times: ‘Champion’ at Opera Theater of Saint Louis).

Photo of Joy dressed for the opera

I’m linking these photos to Saturday Snapshot – August 10 at West Metro Mommy Reads. Check out Melinda’s photos of the county fair, including a one-man band.

Signature of Joy Weese Moll


The Louvre and shopping in Paris! — 8 Comments

  1. Did you like the Louvre? It can be overwhelming when it’s really crowded. But the building is so beautiful, I almost prefer the building to the artworks! What a great scarf. I bought a souvenir scarf in Paris too, I just love how they wear their scarves, so different to here.

    • The Louvre was overwhelming. And, of course, we got lost. But really we saw the coolest things when we were lost. I think we did fine for the time we had. It felt like the kind of place you either need to do once over lightly or dive into and go every day for weeks as a way to learn the history of Western Civilization.

      • Yes, there’s so much there. We did a very quick visit this trip, and it was rushed. I do love seeing the coronation of Napoleon every visit though. There is so much to see, too much. We only managed to find Venus on this visit! The building itself is worth a visit though, I spend much of my time looking at the ceilings!