12.12.2012 3 °C
The long awaited training to the Louvre. After a poor night's sleep, K and I headed out this morning to take in the Louvre, with a false confidence that we would have no problems finding our way. Monday we'd successfully navigated our way home from Notre Dame, via the Champs Elysees without needing a map, and yesterday we were equally brilliant getting to, from and around the Montmartre. Somehow,we got lost getting to the Metro, even though we had been to that station before. Thankfully, a wonderful person offered us directions. This is the second time that out of the blue someone has offered us directions. We righted ourselves at soon as we found the station and made it to the Louvre with ease.
K and I tried to preplan our tour of the Louvre but eventually agreed to see the Masterpieces first and then tour around randomly. Well that was everyone else's plan I think as everyone started with the Masterpieces! But here are a few of the must sees:
How did that guy's head get in the picture?!
Some of the most amazing sites were on the ceilings
Some that we wanted to see we could not find like Liberty Leading the People by Delacroix, instead we found this portrait which I loved...
Somethings just couldn't be captured on film like the Consecration of Emperor Napoleon (too big) and Psyche and Cupid (Canova) too beautiful.
There were oh so many religious paintings
The Napoleon Apartments were great! Not only was there a lot to see...
... the best washrooms are accessible at the end of this wing.
Biggest change since my last trip 30 years ago - the pyramids. Some of which house this amazing display of sculptures ...
Worst thing about this tour...The crowds!
Best thing about this trip - I had an awesome art history tour guide...