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Monday, August 04, 2008

Moody Monday: Schadenfreude

Last march i went to The Netherlands. for those who have been reading here for a while, remember my first post about the birds in franeker? [read here..] i planned on writing about my whole trip. and this is my second entry.

thuesday, march 25, 2008, paris.

due to my short vacation, we can only go to one country outside Holland. and since it has always been a dream for me to see Paris, we booked for a trip to go there. it was not a last minute decision, but unfortunately, we ran out of seats for a train, and even for a plane.

but a few days before my big flight, luck sided with as, for we were fortunate to have booked a bus tour despite the easter holiday. yes! we forgot.. it was easter! riding a bus was his last resort, well next to a long drive, but i told him its perfectly fine. at least we had a tour guide. although on the whole trip, the tour guide was speaking only in dutch. so being the only asian in the bus, who can only speak 2 languages, poor moogie, he had to translate everything! well at least the interesting ones. but imagine me, always asking, why are you all laughing? tssk..

anyway, the longest we could stay in Paris was only 4 days and 3 nights. so we have to make the most out of it. the first day was consumed by the bus trip alone, from amsterdam to belgium to france. but i reserve another post for that day.

on the second day, the first museum we went to was, of course, the Louvre! we planned on spending the whole day there. we also knew the places we wanted to see, we wanted to explore and get lost in paris, but our list of destinations was so long we cannot squeeze it all in for only 3 days.

he has been to the Louvre before, so he knew i'd definitely like it. according to him, there were so many rooms and exhibits that it would take a week to totally go and see each one. it was that huge! soon as we got there, we were totally thrilled. but.. yes.. here it is... it was a Tuesday.. and bad luck walked with us again, soon as we got to the glass pyramid, we were stunned. it was closed! i guess our excitement made us forget to check with the museum schedules..

we were not the only ones tho, as these people were expecting to get in as well. ha! lol..

oh well, off to musee d'orsay.. now that place made me cry. ha!

(to be continued..)

note: this is my entry for moody monday: schadenfreude - satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune.


17 Park your thoughts here:

Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

oh well.. there will always be a next time...

4/8/08 4:07 PM  
Blogger hpy whispered...

And you even have a picture of the pyramid. I thougth it was forbidden. So you're lucky.

4/8/08 5:26 PM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

oh was it? ha! everyone there was taking pics of everything! i actually made more.

what i dont like is people taking pics of paintings with their flash on! gee that made me and my bf furious! sometimes i didnt care if they heard me but i did made myself clearly heard. lol!

4/8/08 6:10 PM  
Blogger Ambres whispered...

Oooh dont forget the luck of the snow..

those annoying pesky people indeed. Its something like Schopenhauer said about people who write their names on monuments *because they cant be impressed by it [art] they wanne impress it!
personally i think its because people cant be ""silent"" anymore (those times are past) ok ok i keep quiet 8)

looking forward to the rest of your Impressions.

5/8/08 4:55 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

mmm.. yeah my first snow ever! wish we had more time playing on the snow! but mmm was it the coldest easter in 100 years?

and yeah nevermind, some people just dont know how precious those paintings were that it deteriorates in time, and its like smoking and killing one's lungs..

5/8/08 2:05 PM  
Blogger Rrramone whispered...

You could spend days in the louvre!! I am so glad to hear about your trip. More!

6/8/08 11:40 AM  
Blogger Dennis Villegas whispered...

Wow, the Louvre Museum! So were you able to see the Mona Lisa? it's one of my dreams to visit gay Paris. will wait for your next posts :)

6/8/08 12:57 PM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

rrramone.. siiinf! yeah.. but that we didnt had. so many things to do and places to go to.. but i should promise myself.. there shall be a paris trip 2 in this lifetime.

sir dennis.. well actually we werent able to go in. but the next day we went to versailles! ;-D

and yeah me too! it has always always been a dream for me to see france! 5 years ago i could only just imagine and daydream until it came true! and even though months have passed, i still feel i just woke up from a wonderful dream.. .. ..

6/8/08 1:37 PM  
Blogger Dan* whispered...

i never heard about the glass pyramid before it looks beautiful in the pic ..........well bad luck ........................... n to the others too hehehehe

6/8/08 9:06 PM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

well my colleagues refer to it as "da vinci code" 8D

lol.. i havent been in and havent seen the movie too. sheesh @ me!

6/8/08 11:34 PM  
Blogger isay whispered...

you are going back there for sure. great post velvet!

7/8/08 3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous whispered...

Ohhh I can't wait for the next post! Thanks for sharing with us! *HUGS*

8/8/08 12:31 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

isay.. thanks! always put your mind to it* thats what i tell myself.. 8) and i will!!

angela.. oh let's see hopefully i have time this weekend..
*hugs back*

8/8/08 1:30 AM  
Anonymous james whispered...

Wow! You really have been there! Hope we see photos of you in it too.

8/8/08 6:53 PM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

hmmm well there are.. somewhere hidden in the webs of space..

9/8/08 1:51 AM  
Blogger gelatin528 whispered...

schadenfreude...german word wala lang. i havent visited your blog in a long long time na haha :p

12/8/08 9:53 PM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

ay yah nga.. it is german! ohh i envision you roaming the streets of berlin someday.. i know you will! 8D

13/8/08 12:54 AM  

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