My last visit to Paris was in 1978. I was the same age as my daughter (19) but have to say my trip had a different focus. I was not with my mother but with 50 other American students and we had one thing on our mind as we travelled around Europe and I have the photos to prove it. There is one photo of baby bottles filled with wine...need I say more?? Many years on I have a different agenda (one should hope so) which makes this visit to Paris so exciting. Fortunately for me my daughter enjoys art history and had a list of paintings she was keen to see at the Louvre. I did not mention my expectations at the same age when I visited Paris all those years ago. Off we went and as you would expect it was just spectacular. We just spent a few hours...leaving more for our next visit.
I love this photo, it is so intriguing....everything a museum should be.
The shapes and contrasts to this entrance are wonderful.
My angel wings again...just had to take it.
Apologies as I had photographed the description of the paintings but in my editing I manage to mix them all up. There are over 35,000 pieces of art in the Louvre, imagine if that happened to them! I only have six!
I am always in awe of the grace, form and colour in these paintings...so rich!
God bless her...her work was equally as beautiful.
I could relate...my mother always told me that my nose was a sign
of french aristocracy and I have used that line ever since!
I seem to be drawn to windows at museums...wondering how it must have been.
Yes, I know, I think I took more exterior photos than interior. I was in that kind of mood.
Something about those grey skies.
I was imagining tapping this fellow on the shoulder.
Our morning at the Louvre was a success on all fronts. We can only look forward to more the next time. I also wondered what the view would be like from the windows on the other side :)
From there we moved on to Saint Chapelle and Notre Dame.
But more on that later.....
Images taken by me at
Musee du Louvre