Friday, October 16, 2009

The Louvre

The entrance to The Louvre, taken from a window. I loved seeing the city scape from the window too. Having visited The Louvre twice before I still found there was much to see, it could take weeks to see everything.

A room full of color.
The textures of the building alone are amazing.

The sculptures and lighting in the courtyard were beautiful.

It is exhausting to try to see it all and can only be taken in with several visits. Our main focus this time was Egyptian art, but as you see we did walk through several other areas too.
The Louvre is a "must see" in Paris for anyone on holiday in this beautiful city.
After The Louvre we walked to Angelina's to pick up chocolate to bring home, and
then onto the Mariage Freres for afternoon tea with a friend.
Oh my feet are hurting me just remembering the walking done in Paris.

12 comments:

Ocean Girl said...

Nice to hear from you :)

Louvre to me is still Monalisa, Monalisa, Monalisa.

Rosemary said...

Oh... The Louvre... beautiful photos! Enjoyed this quick visit without aching feet, but looking forward to photos and tales about Mariage Freres.
Nancy

dutchbaby said...

Beautiful, beautiful. All my favorite things - art, chocolate, and a great cup of tea! Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

Jeanne said...

So nice to hear from you as well.
Lovely photographs
Much love and many blessings
Love Jeanne

Angela McRae said...

Beautiful photos! And that first one of course makes me think of "The DaVinci Code" movie!

Mary said...

The fabulous Louvre can take up an entire vacation, leaving little time for all the other fabulous Parisian museums! Did you get to the D'Orsay? My favorite. How about L'Orangerie for Monet's 'waterlilies'? I'm thinking Paris right now and when I can make an excuse for another visit...........a very long one, there's so much left to see!

Thanks for stopping by today - I'm in Asheville, NC and the mountains are chilly. Lots to tell in later posts about this fun visit.

parTea lady said...

Your photos are great. There is so much beauty there it is breathtaking. I love the courtyard with its wonderful sculptures.

Laurie said...

What wonderful pictures Marilyn! I love the richness of the colors and the history, the buildings and the overall beauty of some place I'll only see through your eyes. Thanks for the trip! Can't wait to see more!

lusks said...

I love Paris and your photos are great. Do you know that you can see the 3 'arches' in your first photo. You are just able to make out the one at La Defence behing The Arch de Triomphe. Wonderful.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a marvelous trip to Paris! Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing them with us!

Have you ever seen the Paris Breakfast blogspot? She has nice things daily about Paris.

Katherine

Bernideen said...

So glad you got to make this trip!

Annie said...

Please come a visit. I have left a surprise for you.