Louvre

After a month in Paris, I went to the Louvre today. Yeah, got my new museum card, can go back as much as I want. Being one of the largest museum in the world, displaying over 70,000 pieces of art across 650,000 square feet, it deserves more than one visit! The Louvre opened its doors as a museum to the public on 10 August 1793. For more than 600 years, the Louvre had been a symbol of the wealth, power and decadence of the French monarchy. Changing it into a museum after the revolution, indicated the start of a new era.

View from inside the Louvre

View from inside the Louvre

Keeping watch over the pyramid

Keeping watch over the pyramid

 

It is huge, lots of beautiful sculptures.

One of the sculpture halls

One of the sculpture halls

Diane, not princess Di :)

Diane, not princess Di 🙂

Christ's resurrection

Christ’s resurrection

 

This sculpture is magnificent:

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Amazing paintings.

Fruit - Moise Jacobber

Fruit – Moise Jacobber

Landscape by Cezanne

Landscape by Cezanne

Interior by Hooch

Interior by Hooch

 

Beautiful ornaments.

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Napoleon's chambers

Napoleon’s chambers

Napoleon's chambers

Napoleon’s chambers

 

And last but not least Napoleon’s chambers. The pomp, glitz and glamour is overpowering. What power and influence he had. And now it seems all that is left are these rooms. People enter one side, snap, snap, snap, maybe one or two selfies, out on the other side, and off they rush. To the Mona Lisa maybe? Napoleon gone and forgotten. How fleeting our lives are.

Ceiling

Ceiling

 

2 Lovebirds

2 Lovebirds

This was not in the Louvre but on a sidewalk, on the way home, 2 lovebirds, can you see them?

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