Our last stop in europe was Paris. I loved it, even more than last time. A huge highlight of our three days there was going to the Louvre. It was fantastic.
the paris metro map, a pretty big city:)
funny illustrated map that shows central paris icons
gardens of the Louvre, picnic lunch
entry to Louvre
there were a few other visitors…
token, “I was here,” picture
inside of architect I.M. Pei’s pyramid entrance
paintings of the various Louvre castles of the past
the medieval louvre, now excavated and part of an exhibit
walking around the dungeon
one of my favorite parts of Paris, along with all of the infamous artwork in the Louvre, was watching all the people watch Paris, check it out.
Venus de Milo
Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss
Nike of Samothrace
We had seen a lot of medieval paintings during our time in Italy, so in honor of my friends Mary and Sally, we tried to do a recreation pose of the painting behind us. Not until we got home did I realize that it was completely wrong, backwards and all. Haha, the joke was on Jim and I.
Mona Lisa room.
do you think that she is silently making fun of all the people watching her?
french crown jewels
the ceilings were beautiful
the Venus de Milo is even in the painting
another one of the best parts of the Louvre was seeing the Italy I love painted by masters. It all seemed familiar somehow.
king’s apartments in the Louvre castle
ramp and spiral elevator
inverted glass pyramid
next blog, second day in Paris!