Our final two days were New Year's Day and January 2nd. We slept in on New Year's Day as we had not been able to get back to our hotel room after welcoming the New Year, until about 3:30am. When we woke we went to Montmartre and had something to eat and a bit of a wander around. It is an absolutely beautiful area of Paris with lots of galleries and quirky shops. But alas, the only things open were the cemetery and the cafes and restaurants! We ate in one of the cafes and had a chat to a young Aussie guy on the table beside us. We seemed to be meeting a lot of Aussies as we moved around Paris.
After eating we went for a short stroll around the cemetery - I had it in my head that it was where Jim Morrison's grave was .....wrong! Anyway we both reaffirmed that we find cemeteries horrid places and the massive headstones and memorials are disgusting! Some of the bigger structures looked like old country dunnies to me! Anyway we were quite tired and didn't stay out too late. We went back to our hotel for a while had a rest and then went out to dinner at the restaurant I had drawn and eaten in previously.
On the 2nd we went to the Musee Rodin in Paris and I have to say it was wonderful! I was astounded by the beuaty of some his work and enthralled by the idea that he uses some of his images time and again. For example the are several versions of 'The Thinker' in a range of sizes, including the massive one in the garden of the museum. The figure is also part of his 'Gates of Hell' below (he is in the centre of the the top section).