Louvre in Our Untrained Eyes

On our third day in Paris, we spent an entire afternoon in Louvre. We are no experts in art, so what the hell did we do in this massive art museum? IMG_0724We paid the obligatory visit to the Mona Lisa and wondered how a small painting could have such immense artistic value. IMG_0670 Here are her adorning fans: IMG_0671 We also checked out Venus de Milo: IMG_0683 But in our untrained eyes, it is pretty much indistinguishable from many other equally stunning statues: IMG_0684 Then, we meandered through the maze of sculptures and galleries IMG_0658 IMG_0657 IMG_0666 Looked up to admire the intricate paintings and sculptures on the ceiling, which reminded us a great deal of Versailles. IMG_0688 IMG_0681 IMG_0697

When we were tired, we sat on a bench next to the window to admire Louvre’s exterior in a gloomy day. IMG_0694 IMG_0695 On our last day, we headed back to Jardin de Tuileries. It was dotted with statues and flowerbeds. Paris was having a moody day. It would be sunny but then a rain cloud would roll over and it starts to pour. Fifteen minutes later, the sun would come out again like the rain never happened. As we were strolling in the garden, we could see a dark cloud coming, so we took cover at a food stand. But the rain only makes the garden all the more mysterious and romantic, . IMG_0815 After the brief rain shower, a rainbow arch appeared in the sky: IMG_0819 Double rainbow over Jardin de Tuileries. What could be more magical than this? IMG_0820 So let’s just leave it here.

-The End-

This is one of my posts for our four days in Paris. For other posts, Please see:

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