This is Part Deux of my first trip to the Louvre. Part Un can be found here.
So the Egypt exhibit continues into one with artifacts from the French Revolution. For me, this stuff perfectly complimented the ornateness of the entire Louvre. The Louvre, a former fortress, turned palace, is excessively decorated. It truly feels like a not-so-humble abode turned museum, so seeing the ridiculously decorated stuff from Marie Antoinette’s bedroom didn’t cause me to bat an eye. It fits.
It was around then that I realized that I was short on time, and I wanted to see as much as possible. I practically start running through. I’m now going to bombard you with even more out of context photos of things I enjoyed, things I’m going to return to, things I may or may not have funny captions for:
I stopped at one of the many souvenir outposts to examine my options. I really, really, want to bring back a Venus de Milo statue, they come in very bright colors as well for all the pop art fans. I can’t bring myself to spend that much though!
I’ve got post cards I need to buy, this one is just funny to me. It’s origin and meaning are not fully understood. It just is, take it or leave it.
One thing I thought I’d try to see before I got kicked out at closing time was La Jocund, or the Mona Lisa.
I really enjoy looking at the crowds at these kinds of things. So many selfies! So many people!
Walked around a bit looking at some famous Renaissance paintings.
David looking at Goliath like, ‘I told you not to try me.’
Another crowd shot of people in front of Venus de Milo.
This is one of my favorite rooms. It’s a collection of Greek/Roman gods and goddesses all in one big room, and you just walk around them. It’s truly impressive. I felt like I was walking among the Gods, there’s something ethereal about giant marble statues done so well the fabric of their clothes looks natural.
More Egypt stuff.
Some of my favorite pictures at the Louvre are of the Louvre! When they first got some of their big pieces like the Sphynx,
or early pottery.
Tombstones never looked so elegant.
This is another exhibit I rushed through, but stopped and stared at how ornate this stuff is.
And this is a ceiling.
The four seasons were a series of statues I really loved.
Another friggin’ ceiling! LOOK AT IT.
A very nice protractor set.
Another work of art.
AHAHAHAHAH, just kidding, it’s me, and I had to look at myself in this giant mirror next to the gold protractor set.
These are clocks.
And with only thirty minutes to spare, I decided to head out.
After the Louvre, I went and bought a souvenir for my sister, and ate some ice cream before heading back in.
Today, I moved out of the BnB and into the hostel I’ll be staying at for the rest of the trip.
I…. I’m so happy right now, I can’t even express it. I’m at a loss! From a museum! I’m gonna cry again, bye!