It may be considered sacrilegious in the art world, but I would be perfectly fine if I never set foot again inside the Lourve, the museum that many consider to be the greatest repository of art in the world. I’ve been there three times, and on each visit I’ve simply felt exasperated with the mobs of people as well as tired from the often far distances involved when traveling from one wing of the museum to the next. Don’t get me wrong, there are some incredible works there and no, I’m not just referring to the painting of a certain Italian woman.
Paris has so amazing museums to choose from. And even though there are still thousands of works of art I’ve yet to see in the Louvre, I can’t say on a return trip to Paris if I’d ever want to still seek them out.
But in the meantime, here’s a collection of some photos from there-both on the inside and out. And trust me, trying to get a photo of a famous work of art (i.e. Mona Lisa) sans people is next to impossible. Not entirely impossible, just the impossible kind that requires an inordinate amount of patience, perseverance…well you get the idea.
Have you ever been? If yes, is it a museum you would want to visit again?
Arc de Triomphe du Carroussel
Hercules Battling Achelous Metamorphed into a Serpent
The Winged Victory
Yes, the most famous painting in the world really is THAT small.
And it appears even tinier in person!
Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon I and the Coronation of the Empress Josephine
Julie is a librarian by day, die-hard travel fanatic and writer by night. When she’s not traveling, she’s either testing out a new recipe or being a foodie in Pittsburgh. If you're interested in seeing where she travels to or what she makes next, follow along via the links below!