After a rushed morning and missing the first train, we finally arrived in Giverny. I loved immersing into the peaceful atmosphere of Monet’s beautiful gardens there. The contrast between crowded, rushed, tacky, rude downtown Paris and open, peaceful, elegant, polite small-town Giverny was remarkable. God’s creation has a marvelous effect on people. Since seeing Monet’s original artwork in the Musee d’Orsay (a lovely museum of impressionist pieces) yesterday, walking through his gorgeous gardens today was extremely impressive. We took lots of pictures, but I don’t think they can capture the full effect of the beauty there.
Upon returning to Paris late in the afternoon, we walked up 115 meters to the second floor and then rode an elevator to the top of the Eiffel Tower. The wind and height (276 meters) at the tip of the Eiffel created a thrilling experience that I will never forget. Paris definitely has its high points (get it? high points! hah, I kill me!)