Today is going to be quick, I’m just going to cover our time at The Louvre.
So we got away from the Jamaican and through the park, and then I spotted the glass pyramid.
In case you don’t know, this building is ginormous. And all of it is beautiful. We walked under this arch, and then I had to giggle at all of the designated spots that were set up for pictures, so that you could look like you were holding the pyramid.
We entered through the pyramid, and went downstairs to get tickets. We only stayed for maybe an hour total, and I’m sure we only saw a very small fraction of the artwork. The Mona Lisa was one that we were able to see, and sure enough the small portrait was surrounded by tourists snapping pictures. But then if you turn around you’re hit by a huge, majestic mural that is truly more impressive. Sorry, Da Vinci.
I spent most of the time staring at the ceiling. The moldings and murals up there are astounding. Angels sculpted into every corner. Just being there made me want to learn how to sculpt.
There are some beautiful pieces in the museum (stating the obvious, I know), but it would take years to see them all. Although photography is allowed, I found no point in taking pictures inside. There are plenty on the internet, but it is really something you have to go there to experience. I would love to be able to go back and spend a few days there, really studying the paintings.
Unfortunately, we were under a time constraint, and had so much more of Paris to see. So we made our way past the Apple Store, and through the exit, to our next destination.
Stay tuned for Part 3! 🙂