Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Louvre

For our one full day to see the highlights of Paris we were not going to make it to them all so our last stop off for the day was The Louvre.

I did not feel I could go home from Paris and say that I had not at least seen the Mona Lisa.

My first impression was the size of The Louvre. The building is not only magnificent but huge.  From her wealth of information our tour guide at the Eiffel Tower had told us that you could visit The Louvre for a whole year 24/7 and never get to see all that is there. Her recommendation is that you study up and make a point of going to specific sections to make the most of what is available.

We came to see the Mona Lisa and that is what we focused on.  Again there were queues but they seemed to be moving quite well and so we made it inside.

When we went to pay for admission of E11.00 each Ricky indicated we wanted to see the Mona Lisa and the attendant pulled a face as if to say, well that is what everyone wants to see.

Although not well sign posted (in my opinion) we did eventually find the painting and crowds of people jostling for position to take a look and a photo.

We did it!  We got there.  It was nice to say we had been there and done that but I have to say I was probably more impressed with the many other paintings there in abundance.  Wonderful images from the 15th century onwards, I am not sure how all have survived these many years.  This area of the museum also had many statues from the Roman era and they were fascinating as well.


Nancy said...

I love the last two photos, especially the last one with you and Ricky in the corner. It was the perfect way to record your visit.

Claudia said...

How wonderful! I so dream of going to Paris. Visiting the Louvre is on my list of things to do.

Thanks so much for joining in this week!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am planning a trip to Paris next fall and the Louvre is on my list for sure. I have books and I will decide what I want to see there. Glad you made it in! hugs, Linda

Cheapchick said...

I have yet to get to France but it's on my list!