Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Dem Bones

Well it is day 6 on tour and we got a free day. About half of us went to explore Paris for the day and the other half stayed in Chartres. For 12 of us it was a day of seeing St. Chappell's famous stained glass windows, then to the catacombs below the streets of Paris, then some split off to view the impressionist artwork at Musee d'Orsay and the rest of us went to the Eiffel Tower where we were able to access free wifi and talk to our loved ones on Skype with not more than 5 minutes to spare by the time we got back to the bus. Quite the day. Lauren & Andrea mentioned how we had a day of light and dark with the beauty and light of the stained glass windows in the cathedral down to the damp and dark tunnels of the catacombs. It certainly was. And thankfully no mishaps involving water today. :)

*Ona & Raina, how did you not know not to touch the bones?

Our stroll down the river in Paris heading to St. Chapelle

Bryan & Amanda put their lock on Pont de l'ArchevĂȘchĂ© or Bridge of Love in Paris. How sweet. They put it on the new section of fence (the old one broke off and fell into the river from the weight of all the locks just a week earlier)

St. Chapelle 

It wouldn't be a trip to Paris without taking the subway.

Photo master Shaun.

Waiting in line to see the catacombs. 

Entrance to the catacombs

Susan photo-bombing Rebecca in the catacombs.

Deep. Dark. And cold.

From here if you just walk over the bridge and take a right you will be right at where the bus was parked. But we didn't realize that so we took the subway that runs under the river, then goes up several blocks on the right only to be confused about how to get back to the bus, so we walked several more blocks to the right. Basically we got back to the bus with only 5 minutes to spare, but we made it. 

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