I was only in Paris for three days but managed to see two great museums. First up was a nice evening trip to the Louvre. They are open late on Fridays so I had a 'date' with Holly for a quick stroll through parts of this mammoth museum.
When I first came to Paris over 20 years ago, my friends and I got in trouble for walking in the fountain. Apparently we were early pioneers. It was HOT while I was there so most people took advantage and decided to cool off a bit in the water.
However, please don't walk in the fountain. Well, please don't walk in the fountain if you are wearing a business suit. All other forms of dress must be okay.
Inside the Louvre, I actually took more photos of the building/museum itself than I did of some of the artwork. Holly was an excellent tour guide and although we might have been in there for less than two hours, we say some amazing stuff. I think we almost ticked off the top 10 'pieces to see' while there. I was just fascinated by how enormous and beautiful the museum was. Gorgeous columns and marble everywhere. I highly recommend it.
Holly takes a break. Some seriously beautiful work in here including this must see of Psyche Revived By the Kiss of Love.
Outside the Louvre, I actually found this statue a bit unnerving. Too much like the Lord of the Rings and a bit real. Shudder.
With the visit to the Louvre done on Friday, it was then off to a Saturday afternoon at the Musee d'Orsay. Funny, I also didn't pull my camera out much here as this place was mega full of statues as well as Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh works. I was even surprised to see Whistler's Mother on display. Some really cool stuff. I also have to admit, I was quite proud of this photo. The Musee D'Orsay is housed in an old train station. Super cool.
Outside on the roof, a view across the Seine and more giant statues. I really think all new builds should include a nice, imposing statue. Or I wonder if Ghost Busters put builders off of doing this incase the statues come to life?
Bobby and Holly were my museum mates for the day. Enjoying the roof!
The view from behind the clock and across the river. Another respectable photo!