Our Journey to a Parisian Wedding (Chapter 2)

On Cat's recommendation, we tried this popular restaurant that served Raclette,  which is basically a traditional dish of gooey melted cheese paired with baked potatoes, prosciutto, baguette bread, served alongside some baby dill pickles. This had all the makings of a fine dinner; good folks, cold white wine, and good company. 

MMM... CHEESE (Homer voice). 


The following morning we got up bright and early to make our first museum stop at Musee d'Orsay.  

It was originally the terminus for the railways back in the 1900s, but was repurposed into an amazing museum to curate rad sculptures and artwork back in the 1970s.

It was originally built in 1900 to be a train station but was closed in 1939 when its platforms became too small for the long trains of modern times.

 The large terminal clock was impressively ornate.

It housed one of the most famous and recognizable paintings in recent history, a Vincent Van Gogh portrait. 

It also featured an amazing Edgar Degas sculpture:

The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer.

I was in awe of the sculpture up close. Degas' use of bronze for the figure, cotton for the dancer's skirt, and even the attention to detail with the satin hair ribbon, made it a standout piece at the museum. 

Will, the trouble maker. vogue.

how cute are these love birds? 

Nearby was the infamous bridge where many have displayed their tiny metal gestures of love for each other. 

Love Lock Bridge

It is one of the most recognizable representations of symbolic love I've witnessed thus far. Each section of these chain fences had hundreds or thousands of locks attached to the bridge. Just imagine how many people there actually are in the world that have devoted their love to each other in this simple act.

it ain't official until you lock it in rich. 

After you clasp that love lock on the fence, tradition states you gotta throw that key into river. Destiny did just that :)