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

Published by 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!

One thought on “Musée du Louvre

  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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