Louvre holds some of the world’s most famous works of art. It is so big and fascinating! It houses antiques, paintings, sculptures and royal treasures from all over the world.
The world famous Mona Lisa painting is actually a relatively small painting as compared to paintings that are a lot larger in Louvre. Apparently, Mona is encased in a bullet proof box. Under tight security, all we could see from a distance among the crowd, was her renowned enigmatic expression, smiling wanly through the yellowing varnish glass.
Liberty Leading the People commemorates the French revolution of 1830. A woman personifying Liberty leads the people forward over the bodies of the fallen, holding the flag in one hand and brandishing a bayonetted musket with the other.
Parisians really know how to enjoy life, relaxing under the warm sun and sipping cups of coffees and wines.
Just before the museum closed, we were madly rushing through every corner of the museum that we had not visited yet!