Week two has completely flown by! I can not believe we are half way through with this incredible experience. This week we have covered Baroque and Romanesque architecture and visited two examples on our trip to the Palace of Luxembourg and Palace of Versailles. We observed the architecture, garden plans, and sculpture work in relation to one another and had some time to explore on our own. I finally visited the Eiffel Tower and am hoping to watch the light show one night before I depart. A trip to the top of the Arc of Triomphe provided the most amazing view of the city, after climbing roughly 200 stairs. This was nothing compared to the massive flights of stairs Holy Cross has in store for us, so the climb up was a breeze. This weekend we attended the French Open or Roland Garros, and watched the Women’s doubles, Women’s singles, and Men’s singles matches in one of the many annex courts. I had never attended a professional tennis match before and was extremely excited for the event. The hot weather required lots of water and sunscreen and I slipped out with no (new) sunburn! Sunday brought the heat, but luckily for us the first Sunday of every month is free admission to all museums in the city. We visited both the Pompidou, a contemporary art museum, and the Musee de L’Orangerie, famous for its collection of Monet water lilies. Monet is my absolute favorite artists and my inner second grade self was screaming at the sight of the massive canvases of water lilies. I hope you enjoy the following pictures! More to come on week 3!