For the past several years, I’ve wanted to share my party with you. It all started with a simple phone call to a friend, who referred me to a friend of hers. Her friend then referred me to another friend of hers, and so on. By the time the end of the night arrived, I had been asked by my friends to share my birthday party with the entire neighborhood. I’ve always been a party person, but never in such a large group.
At the beginning of the party, my friends, who are all quite new to Paris, are making their way through several rooms in the city. Each room is marked with a “V” (for vérité). As they pass through each room, they ask each other, “Tell me about this room.” It is at this point that they realize that it is not actually a room, but a part of a larger building.
“We don’t see it like that,” they say. “We just see it as a room that has a lot of rooms in it.” It becomes pretty clear that they’re confused about what they have seen.
Theyve been in a lot of different places and have a lot of different memories. They’ve seen the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Notre Dame Cathedral, but have never seen the Eiffel Tower in person. They are also confused about the Eiffel Tower being their birthday present to themselves. They have no idea where they are.
The truth is, theyre confused because the whole universe is confused. Because theyve been in a lot of different places and have a lot of different memories, theyve seen a lot of different things. So a lot of things theyve never seen before are confusing them.
The Louvre and the Eiffel Tower are actually two separate buildings. The Eiffel Tower is a portion of the building that you can actually go to. The Louvre is actually a whole different building with a whole different exterior.
But the two buildings are somehow connected. You can actually walk from the Louvre to the Eiffel Tower. Thats how you get the whole Eiffel Tower experience. Thats also how you get the whole Louvre experience. It sounds like youve got the same thing going on here. Both of the things youve been going through are the same thing but in different locations.
It’s true. You can actually walk from the Louvre to the Eiffel Tower. Thats how you get the whole Eiffel Tower experience. Thats also how you get the whole Louvre experience. It sounds like youve got the same thing going on here. Both of the things youve been going through are the same thing but in different locations.
And the same thing actually applies to the Louvre museum experience. You get to walk through the Louvre. Thats how you get the Louvre experience. Thats also how you get the Louvre museum experience. But in that case you also get to walk through a portion of the Louvre that is a replica of the original.
It’s not a replica though because the replica would be a replica of something else. The museum experience is actually a replica of the original museum of the Louvre. It’s just that this replica is in Paris. You can have the same thing but in different places.