My wife and I greatly enjoyed an afternoon visit to the Louvre Museum in Paris, in which we viewed artwork I have such a newfound appreciation for.
An Afternoon Stroll Through The Louvre: A Photo Essay
I first visited Paris in 2006. Being my first time in Paris, of course I had to visit the Louvre and see the Mona Lisa in person. I did, and remember being quite disappointed. I also remember walking through every nook and cranny of the the museum, but only really being impressed with the ornate apartments of Napoleon III.
But my wife Heidi has helped me to appreciate art and I was struck by the intricate details and beauty of so many paintings in this museum. We both love biblical artwork and some of the stories are depicted in such a graphic and spellbinding way.
It’s fascinating how art speaks to us in different ways in different times of our life. I now appreciate art (of many forms) more than ever and look forward to returning to the Louvre and spending more time (hours…days actually) here. Those couches are not just for resting…they are to sit and better analyze human history displayed through paint.
Here is a photo essay of the some of the artwork that caught my eye.
Finally, let me add how nice it was to have lunch at the Louvre on a balcony lined with statues overlooking the courtyard below. The food was excellent and it was nice not to have to leave the museum in order to take a break (though I must say the coffee was a disappointment…).
The Louvre is not to be missed. Beyond the Mona Lisa is a fabulous collection of artwork. You will enjoy a wide variety from the Classic, Neoclassic, and Romantic periods.
This is part of my summer in Germany trip report.