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? We paid the obligatory visit to the Mona Lisa and wondered how a small painting could have such immense artistic value. Here are her adorning fans: We also checked out Venus de Milo: But in our untrained eyes, it is pretty much indistinguishable from many other equally stunning statues: Then, we meandered through the maze of sculptures and galleries Looked up to admire the intricate paintings and sculptures on the ceiling, which reminded us a great deal of Versailles.
When we were tired, we sat on a bench next to the window to admire Louvre’s exterior in a gloomy day. 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, . After the brief rain shower, a rainbow arch appeared in the sky: Double rainbow over Jardin de Tuileries. What could be more magical than this? So let’s just leave it here.
This is one of my posts for our four days in Paris. For other posts, Please see:
- Glamor and History: Versailles
- Louvre to the Untrained Eyes
- Romantic skyline: Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and Sacred Coeur
- Last Day in Paris: Museum Hopping
- Vintage Paris: Radisson Blu Le Dokhan’s Hotel
- Paris to Athens: Our Whirlwind Itinerary