Saturday Snapshot: The Louvre

I still have lots of travel photos I haven’t shared yet.  Thought I’d get away from the fall colors this week and share some trip photos instead…and for some reason I’m in the mood for artwork.  Let’s tour the Louvre.

The Louvre is known for having a few very famous pieces of art.  Of the famous ones, Winged Victory was my favorite.  I took a lot of shots, but I like this one best–looking as though she’s about to take flight.

Pardon the slight fuzziness of the Venus de Milo–only shot I could get without hordes of people in the frame!

The Louvre is a complete labyrinth (I got SO lost) but they do have helpful signs pointing you to the main attractions.  I guess they know what people are looking for!

And sure enough…here’s where everyone is!  That’s the Mona Lisa way off across the crowd.  To be honest, as a painting it’s never really spoken to me.  But I was very entertained by the masses clustered around.  I wish I could have captured the forest of arms holding up camera phones–it looked like a rock concert!

I hope you enjoyed the Louvre.  🙂  Visit At Home with Books for more Saturday Snapshots.

About cherylmahoney

I'm a book review blogger and Fantasy writer. I have published three novels, The Wanderers; The Storyteller and Her Sisters; and The People the Fairies Forget. All can be found on Amazon as an ebook and paperback. In my day job, I'm the Marketing Specialist for Yolo Hospice. Find me on Twitter (@MarvelousTales) and GoodReads (MarvelousTales).
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10 Responses to Saturday Snapshot: The Louvre

  1. Cheryl — these were great. The last time I was at the Louvre was 41 years ago:(

  2. edgar says:

    I have never been to Louvre. Now I saw 3 beautiful pieces of art as they were exhibited in the museum.Thank you.

  3. readerbuzz says:

    Winged Victory is probably trying to flee those hordes of people seeking her! ;->

    Here’s a link to <a href="http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2010/09/wordless-wednesday_29.htmlmy photo of the Mona Lisa. So tiny. So far away.

  4. Jackie/Jake says:

    Thanks for dropping by and visiting!!
    I haven’t been to the Louvre in years. I like the crowd scene as well.

  5. I know what you mean about the Mona Lisa – I was really disappointed when I saw it, because it was much smaller and darker than I thought it would be, and I couldn’t see what all the fuss was about! I much prefer the Monets in the Orangerie. My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/qkrST

  6. Brona says:

    I was there in 1991 – pre-mobile phone era! The guards were very militant about people taking photos – you were not allowed at all!! Times have changed 🙂 although the crowds in front of the Mona Lisa have not!!

  7. I would love to go there someday – looking at art is so much fun! I’ve been to the Smithsonian in DC and crowds are sometimes like that for the Hope Diamond too.

  8. Thanks for sharing your travels…art leaves me speechless, especially the gorgeous sculptured pieces. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  9. BermudaOnion says:

    Now I want to go back to Paris!

  10. dianem57 says:

    I much prefer the painting on the opposite wall from the Mona Lisa, in the same room – Veronese’s “The Wedding Feast at Cana.” I’ve heard it’s the largest painting housed in the Louvre. It’s certainly easier to examine than the Mona Lisa since everybody in the room is there to try to get close to the more famous work! I like how you captured the crowd scene in there. That’s pretty typical.

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