Today is our last day in Paris and our last day in Europe. Tomorrow we fly home to New York, and the next day, home to Tennessee. It has been a fabulous trip, and my brain is overloaded, and confused, trying to remember everything we did, and everywhere we went.Today is easy; We went to the Rodin Museum. There was some sort of demonstrations going on when we got there, so there were police blocking off all of the roads. Fortunately, we were able to reach the entrance to the Museum, from a side street.
We spent a lot of time in the gardens, viewing "The Gates of Hell", "The Thinker", "Adam and Eve", "The Burghers of Calais", and "Balzac", just to name a few. It was awesome to see so many of Auguste Rodin's (1840-1917) pieces in one place.
Interestingly enough, Napolean is encased in five coffins, inside a sarcophagus, made of purple quartzite. According to google; it looked like wood, of some sort to me. The coffins began with a tin casket, lined with white quilted satin, soldered shut, which was put inside a mahogany casket, which was screwed shut. These were then placed inside a lead casket that was soldered shut, and then another lead casket, and put into another mahogany or ebony casket, sealed with silver-headed irons screws.
The domes, the flooring, and the sculptures were all amazing, and I am glad that we took the time to see the Dome des Invalides.
A quick metro back towards the hotel, and we could not resist stopping for a profiterole and beer, sitting in front of the Eiffel Tower! This was at 5 pm, so I guess it will be another sandwich from Alfi's, for dinner tonight.