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Musée du Louvre

Louvre fountains

Louvre fountains

Everywhere one looks in France there is art, awe-inspiring and breathtaking art. There is so much it is over-whelming at times and my camera cannot possibly catch the allurement of it all. It is impossible for me to even comprehend the devout devotion of the artists who had conceived and created these masterpieces. Today we are in Toulouse, but three days ago we visited the Louvre in Paris. This post is all about our experience of the Louvre, not strictly the paintings, but the architecture and the beautiful grounds as well. As for a post about Toulouse, it will come soon, for we arrived late last night and only finished our walking tour this afternoon. Tomorrow morning we head out early for the slow train through the Pyrénées to Barcelona. It will be a long trip so I will hopefully post of Toulouse tonight.
Looking from the gardens

Looking from the gardens

The Louvre blocks long

The Louvre blocks long

The crucifixion of Christ

The crucifixion of Christ

Bound

Bound

David and Goliath

David and Goliath

Remains of an angel

Remains of an angel

Ceiling frescoes

Ceiling frescoes

Still looking upwards

Still looking upwards

Ceiling fresco

Ceiling fresco

Artists were not inhibited in painting the naked body, regardless of the subject

Artists were not inhibited in painting the naked body, regardless of the subject


The Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa

The Louvre Ferris Wheel

The Louvre Ferris Wheel

The gardens

The gardens

Goats run free~ a natural lawn mower

Goats run free~ a natural lawn mower

About the author Along the Way: life begins at home yet our door is forever open to adventure, new places and new people. Welcome to our travels around the world.

This blog is really about us, my husband Rick and I and our travels. We are retired with grown children and two granddaughters. We travel...exhilarating in new experiences and places and all that each day holds. We believe that life begins to fade once we fail to live into it anymore. So come along the way with us and enjoy the journey too!

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One Comment

  1. Looks like you are having your dream adventure!!!! Hope the back is holding up….we are in beautiful Cassis at the moment, at least the same country 😉

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