“Paris is always a good idea.” – Audrey Hepburn
I totally agree with Audrey. In my next couple of posts, I’m going to be talking about the Louvre (which the title already gave away) and explaining the history behind some of the artwork. After watching White Collar, I really got into art history- and going to the Louvre really gave me the chance to learn more about some of the most famous pieces of art ever created.
The picture above is just a picture of the inside courtyard in the Louvre.
The architecture of the Louvre is amazing- with the exception of the glass pyramid out front. In my opinion, I feel like it clashes with the look of the rest of the museum. It’s old meets new, but not done in a good way.
There are two pyramids in the Louvre- the giant one outside, and the tiny one in the lobby when you walk in. If you look closely, they don’t actually line up! They’re off by a couple of inches, and being slightly OCD, this bothered me SO much.
Apart from the pyramids, the Louvre was such an amazing experience for me. The sculptures and paintings are world famous- and it’s for good reason. Upon my arrival, I just really wanted to see the Mona Lisa, but when I walked in and started to look around, I realized that there were so many other beautiful pieces to enjoy.