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.
It is huge, lots of beautiful sculptures.
This sculpture is magnificent:
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.
This was not in the Louvre but on a sidewalk, on the way home, 2 lovebirds, can you see them?