Elisabeth in Paris

Elisabeth is a junior majoring in journalism from Denver who is participating in SMU-in-Paris this summer. She’s looking forward to learning art history inside The Louvre and traveling to the Loire Valley.

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A packed day in Paris

Paris2.jpgMonday was the longest day yet. We had a double day in the Louvre, and I had been feeling kind of sick since Friday.

We were very privileged to see the Babylon exhibit. It was quite remarkable. I learned a lot about the history of Babylon as well as how it relates to some scripture in the Bible. We also got to go through and learn about Persia, Anatolia and Mesopotamia.

Our first paper was due yesterday, and I think I did pretty well. We had a double class with Dr. Wellman yesterday and learned a lot about some of the older kings and Thomas Aquinas.

After class, three friends and I went to the Marmottan Museum to see many of Monet’s paintings. They were absolutely stunning. Last night as a group we ate at Le Zimmer – a famous restaurant Sarah Bernhardt and Picasso used to visit. The food was absolutely fabulous! I had pasta with salmon and a delicious chocolate cake!

Today we went to Fontainebleau where kings like Francis I and Napoleon I lived. It was really beautiful and interesting to learn about Marie Antoinette’s role in the castle.

I’m headed to Avignon in the South of France tomorrow after class, so not only do I need to do laundry and pack, but we also have a lot of homework due tomorrow. It’s going to be a long night! Have a great weekend. I can’t wait to write about the weekend and share pictures.

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    1. Paul says:

      Great posts, Lizzy. Thanks for the call this morning — it’s fun to share in the adventure!

      Love you,

      Daddio

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