Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Louvre and Lunch

Macell, Luis and myself after lunch at the Louvre

Does it really need a caption? Tom Hanks and Dan Brown says "no".

After a nice lunch in the food court at the Louvre we set out on a guided tour. The world’s largest museum - The Louvre has one of largest art collections. The magnificent, baroque-style palace and museum — LeMusée du Louvre in French — sits along the banks of the Seine River in Paris. 

The Louvre’s collection includes Egyptian antiques, ancient Greek and Roman sculptures, paintings by the Old Masters, and crown jewels and other artifacts from French nobles. Its works span the sixth century B.C. to the 19th century A.D. More than 35,000 works are on display at any given time. The displays are divided into eight departments:Near Eastern Antiquities, Egyptian Antiquities, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, Islamic Art, Sculptures, Decorative Arts, Paintings, and Prints and Drawings and of course the Mona Lisa.

As an artist, I could live in the Louvre, sigh......

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