Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Louvre.

Our favorite place to visit in Paris.
We were there for about 5 hours, until our feet were so tired and sore we just couldn't handle any more. This was our third trip to the Louvre, and I still don't think we've seen everything. One of my favorite things was seeing all the artists around sketching the sculptures.

The paintings are pretty unbelievable.

This whole room was paintings depicting a queens life.

The Mona Lisa paparazzi.
I found it ironic that we were standing in front of possibly the most famous piece of art in the world, and there was only one person actually looking at it. Everyone else is busy taking photos, or checking their camera to make sure they got a photo of the Mona Lisa. I wonder how many people get so caught up in getting their photo of the famous painting that they forget to actually experience being there in person. A good reminder to stop and smell the roses...or something like that.

Winged Victory.

The sculptures are our favorite.

1 comment:

Mom not Mum said...

I loved the Mona Lisa. I stood there and actually held back tears - it was quite shocking to me actually as I had no idea I was even going to be effected. It was just one of those moments where you realize you are standing in front of something you have heard about, read, seen pictures of for 30 some odd years and you are actually standing in front of it.