The Girl learned how to order croissants and grande crème in French after hearing her parents say it so much, and was very proud of herself. (“Deux croissants et deux grande crème, s’il vous plaît!”) Little Turtle is just hoping nobody mistakes him for a pastry!
Little Turtle is going to see if The Girl will design and install some gorgeous mosaic along the baseboards in the new flat (right at Turtle-height). Then he’ll ask for some stained glass in a sunny window, so he can keep seeing this beautiful effect over and over again.
(The Girl’s note: stained glass windows are actually pretty easy to make! But they’re not very insulating. Sorry, LT, but we won’t be replacing the windows with fancy stained ones.)
Little Turtle especially appreciated how the light coming through the stained glass windows played on the floor in this photo from Sacré-Couer.
Little Turtle was blown away by the mosaics and stained glass in La Basilique du Sacré Couer de Montmartre. It was truly worth the wait – the first stone was laid in 1875 and the building was only ready for consecration in 1914! In particular, the mosaics took 22 years to install, and the stained glass windows took 17 years to fit (and had to be replaced when they were destroyed by bombing in WWII).
The best post-Eiffel Tower idea: dessert! Crème brûlée may be an obvious choice, but it was a good one. The Girl can definitely recommend Le Flore en l’Ile for late-night sweets!
Of course Little Turtle had to see the Eiffel Tower all lit up – it’s only the most dramatic view of one of the most well-known landmarks in the world!
Little Turtle was too small to see around the crowds in front of the Winged Victory of Samothrace at the Louvre, so The Girl brought him around the side. The statue is nine feet tall – Little Turtle feels very, very little!