Sunday, March 16, 2008

Jour du Musee

On this day we see how truly art-stupid we are, but how it is possible to still appreciate the beauty and take too many pictures without documenting what they are pictures of.

Our first stop of the morning was at Musee du Louvre. Of course, we came in from the nearest metro stop and so did not enter from the outside world, but rather through a tunnel. This picture was taken in the entry way under the large pyramid.

The ceiling in one of the halls. I just like it.
And more wall detail.

La Venus de Milo. I really cannot take pictures.

The Winged Victory of Samothrace. It is really awe inspiring in real life. Again, a photo just will not do.

My first glimpse of outside the Louvre.

I really like this sculpture, but apparently I didn't like it enough to capture who created it or what it was...

Viewing Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss

And really, I do not mind looking like a dork in front of other tourists. See above Psyche picture if you need more proof. It was cool to see the Monna Lisa, though.

More sculpture/carvings/architecture that we enjoyed without care as to the who and what.

In Musee de l'Orangerie with one of Monet's water-lily paintings. I was surprised they allowed photographs in here, but did not object.

Mom outside Musee d'Orsay

And me outside with a an exhibit ad to date our time at the attraction. The artwork of Bastien-Lepage was really not my style, but we enjoyed the sculptures in the museum.

From rail-way station to museum; more architecture to love.

How could this not make you happy?

And obviously I liked him enough to document the who and what! Thank you Duret for putting a smile on my face at the end of a long, but wonderful day.
Tomorrow: A day of review--revisiting our favorites and taking in a few new sites.


L Sass said...

I love Musee D'Orsay!

I also love being a dorky tourist. Sigh.

Clearly, I need to take a trip one of these days.

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