Indulge me…. I can’t stop at just a few photos 🙂
The Louvre is 14km of art gallery. It is bigger than you can imagine. You can’t see it all so you have to decide on a couple of exhibits and enjoy them. We decided to see the Mona Lisa (of course), some of the Renaissance art, and the ancient Roman and Greek sculptures.
I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the very modern glass pyramid that is the entrance to this very historic museum. But I loved it. I loved everything about this place.
The inner courtyard….
The glass pyramid – so so beautiful inside and out.
Everyone wants to see this lady.
She is protected behind bullet-proof glass.
When I was at High School I loved art history. I also had a fantastic Ancient History teacher who made the subject come alive and gave me a lifelong love of all things Greek and Roman. Because of Mr Bishop and because Claudia loves the Percy Jackson books we spent a very long time marvelling at the ancient sculptures. Not to mention the floors, the ceilings, the walls. Urs was also pretty impressed.
The Venus de Milo…..
The Three Graces……
I could have stayed in there all day. The artwork was incredible.
Happy birthday Mum, love you xxxxxxxx