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Wednesday June 22, 2011
Well it was pouring when I left today. I got a cab to the Louvre. I spent about 5 hours walking around. I saw the Mona Lisa, The Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Venus De Milo. I really enjoyed myself. Had a nice lunch of Quiche, Pasta Salad, Lemon cake and coffee. I did a little shopping in the gift shop for a few small items. Then I walked around outside in the boutique area. Stopped and had an apricot crepe with ice cream and water. It was a nice day and my legs were very tired when I was done. And you will never guess what happened......the sun came out!
I took several pictures of art work that caught my eye. I was very surprised to see painting of nursing babies which you don't normally see. Mark explained that to me but I forgot why. It use to be that they would remove the breast and penis on many statues. They did not turn me off, I thought they were beautiful. (I did take a picture of most of the signs next to these painting so if you really want to know who painted something let me know) Oh and the men standing in a circle, kinda in the center, I didn't get the name of this one but I called it "Men looking at their penis's." Also that is a statue of St. Mary Magdalene in the top left corner.
I thought the painting of Venus and the Graces offering gifts to a girl Christ was very modern looking for a painting that was painted in 1476-1479. Of course the Mona Lisa was awesome to see. The crowds of people around it was amazing. It's not easy taking a picture of something that is covered by protective glass.
I thought these pottery pieces were beautiful and I loved the Venus and the Graces offering gifts to a girl which is the painting in the lower left corner and on the right center.
Some of the sweet I saw while window shopping.
These chandeliers were just so beautiful. I know my friend Kristin likes them. Most of these were taken at the Louvre and one is from the room of mirrors at Versailles.
This was a great day and I was sorry that Mark had to miss it. This was one of the places he wanted to go see. I would have waited until Friday to go with him but he decided that he wanted to go to Versailles on our last day in Paris.
Only 9 more days!