Tuesday, March 17, 2015

SPRING BREAK PART 1

Hi everyone! Sorry I've been so lame! I just returned from my spring break trip last night and I've finally gotten around to writing a blog post.  

I went on a trip over spring break with my AP Art History class.  We visited France and London and spent the whole time looking at art and architecture. It was an amazing trip.

I decided that y'all would probably enjoy going through the trip day by day with me (or at least I thought that would be fun) so I'll start that today.
 We landed in Paris at 5:15 in the morning.  Definitely not ideal, but a few Redbulls and a nap on the bus made it not that bad.
 We dropped off our bags and headed over to the Louvre, where I was the token American and pulled out my selfie stick for a picture with the Bieze fam (my teacher and his family) and my friends Annie and Sarah.
Us and Bieze kids (they are freaking adorable)

 Once we finally got into the Louvre (which took a beautiful hour and a half), we walked around, found some really cool stuff (aka the Rubens hall and the Stele of Naram-Sin).
Here are my friends. The guy is Callen, and the two girls are Annie (brunette) and Sarah (blonde).  They are close friends of mine and the people I spent the entire trip with :)

A lot of the art was really cool, but my favorites would have to be all of the sculptures. Annie thought this one looked like a selfie :)
We then popped over to the Pompidou, France's biggest modern art museum, to see a Jeff Koons exhibit. (For those who don't know, Jeff Koons is an awesome sculptor and artist who creates these killer pieces that comment on American society and values.)
But we had to stop on the way to ride the Carousel.  



When we were at the Pompidou, we had to do this meeting in front so that we knew when to meet back and some information about the art. So picture like 38 American tourists standing in a big huddle.  This guy in these drawstring pants comes over, and decides its a great time to flash us! It was admittedly funny but also really really weird and our tour guide and our teacher started yelling at him in French. It was hilarious.

So after the Pompidou, we went to Notre Dame Paris, which is this huge Gothic cathedral in Paris. 
 Overall, my first day in Paris was exhausting but fantastic, and I loved it!

xoxo, Leena






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