Paris and the Orley
20.10.2015 - 20.10.2015
Day 2 in Paris
Today we have tickets for the Orley. Even with tickets the line was 1/2 hour to get in, probably because it was closed yesterday and the Louvre is closed today.
Spent two hours enjoying the paintings and statues.
Went to the Hall of Prostitution. Quite interesting. Prostitution was lawful in 1804 and the prostitutes were carefully watched for disease. In the beginning there were the courtesans (high priced prostitutes), brothel prostitutes, and street walkers. These were all registered and carefully monitored. As time went by many women who worked in shops and didn't make enough to support themselves and/or their children, also started prostituting. by 1848 it was no longer possible to monitor the women and it fell by the wayside.
We used our second day of the on/off bus to go to a good place for photos of the Eiffel tower, then got back on to go to Notre Dame.
By the time we got there we were all cold and tired and the line up was long to get inside. The decision was made to take pictures of the outside and catch a cab home.
Home by 6. AND scrambled eggs for dinner. Yum Yum!!