Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wedding and Monet's Garden

Friday May 7th was the day when my aunt got married. I was obviously there. It took place at the Swedish Embassy, in Paris. After the ceremony, we took a walk through Invalides to get to Champ de Mars, a big park by the Eiffel Tower. We had a big picnic there for lunch, and we had bought all the food because we live here.

After the picnic, we split up. My younger cousins, my grandparents and me and my brother and my Dad and my Mom went to a merry-go-round and the others went to the Eiffel tower. After the merry-go-round, we went to an RER C station to Gare d'Austerlitz and took the metro to Bastille and went to a fancy restaurant called "Bofinger" while the others walked there. We stayed at Bofinger for about 4 hours, and when we got back home it was midnight.

The next week, we rented a car since we didn't have school on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday we took the car to Monet's Garden in Giverny. It was ENORMOUS and the flowers were amazing. It's a little hard to explain what it looks like, so maybe some of my pictures can help:

 By the pond, there was a lot of bamboo.
 I would call it the "Bamboo forest"

Can you see the impression my camera made?
The Japanese bridge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Break ends

My break has ended, so it's back to normal again. I was mainly in Sweden, in the south. I visited my grandparents there.

We met one of my mom's high school friends in Lund, a very old city. We visited the old cathedal. The astronomical clock was built in the 1400s and it had just been renovated. The church itself was built in the 1200s. Did you know that the Swedish regions of Skåne, Halland and Blekinge were parts of Denmark then? Later after a war, Sweden got back Skåne, Halland and Blekinge.

We also went to the pool in Helsingborg to take a swim "badge". In Sweden, the kids can take badges with different designs with different assignments. I have almost completed the gold badge.

Another day, we took a trip to Landskrona. I think it's a really cute city, but there are many people who don' t have jobs there and they make criminal groups and do criminal things. Otherwise, Landskrona is nice.
On Friday, my aunt is getting married in Paris so I won't have school.

Hooray for Wednesday!!!!!