Last updated on 2013.01.06
Did I mention I'm in Paris?
Here I am at the Louvre, with our guy Pei's great glass pyramid out front. The drastic contrast the the architecture of the old fortress still doesn't well with some observers. But it creates a spectacularly light and airy entryway to the museum.
Maybe this painting is why some American conservatives get ants in their pants about France: they don't like women taking leadership roles in the fight for liberty.
Just after the French got all excited about liberté, fraternité, and égalité, they let this bully declare himself emperor. You've got to watch out for those little guys who say they are fighting tyranny, only to become tyrants themselves.
Here's where Napoléon held that coronation, in Notre Dame de Paris.
By the way, what does every hungry classical music aficionado need before heading to the supermarché for groceries?
You can see more of my Paris photos as I post them on my French teaching website, cah-spearfish.blogspot.com.