Sunday, September 18, 2011

Musee d'Orsay: Part One

Ted and I are fans of Impressionist art so we were excited about visiting the Musee d'Orsay. We arrived around 12:00 and the line to get in was very long. As we stepped into the ticket line a museum employee spoke to us in French and the little we could understand is that she was saying we should head to the priority line. I thought she meant that we already had tickets or had a museum pass so we said no. She then spoke to us in English and asked if I am pregnant. I confirmed that I am and she explained pregnant women are given priority and don't have to wait in line. She directed us to the priority line and her colleague ushered us to the front of the line and we got in immediately. Instead of having to wait 45-60 minutes to get in we gained entry immediately. This was a stroke of good fortune because we had not eaten breakfast and I didn't know if I could wait that long to eat lunch. Pregnancy has it's benefits in France.
Pictures #1-3: Pictures in the beautiful restaurant in the museum.
Picture #4: Thank you Baby for getting us in the priority line.
Picture #5: Delicious lunch of gazpacho, fish and ratatouille.
Picture #6: Standing in front of the priority line.
Picture #7: A shot of the non-priority line.

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