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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Visual Banquet!

Well you can't visit Paris without going to the Louvre...so we went. The Louvre is one of the largest museums in the world,  and if you want to see some amazing art, sculptures and artifacts, you will not be disappointed here! First let me tell you that this place is MASSIVE! It is quite overwhelming, and you will never see it all in one day. 

 All I can think of as we approached the Louvre is, The DaVinci Code!

We picked a couple of sections and took our time to appreciate everything.  We spent most of our time in the Egyptian section, which houses the most Egyptian artifacts outside of Egypt itself. This collection alone is housed within 20 rooms!
I was quite taken with this mummy.

Check out the intricate wrapping pattern.
I loved the colors and designs on this sarcophagus.

 and of course we just HAD to go and view the Mona Lisa!

The interior was stunning!


The way the artist used the the colors in this painting were intriguing. The faces are neutral colored, with the background and garments being brightly colored.


 

I also loved the intricate details on this metal door!



Everywhere you looked, was a feast for the eyes!





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4 comments:

Duni said...

Wow, thanks for sharing! I didn't realize one could take pics inside the museum these days!
The last one is intriguing and definitely reminds me of the DaVinci Code :)

BeadedTail said...

That mummy is incredible! I hope to see that place one day too! I also was reminded of the DaVinci Code!

Lin said...

WOW. Even the building is beautiful. I'll bet your eyes were tired from all there was to see.

Nancy said...

Wow, just to BE there would be a concept in itself! I remember feeling that way when standing in the nat'l archeological museum in Athens. AMAZING!

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