Jan 12 2014

The Louvre

Category: Family & Friends,Leica Monkeys,Sony Baloney,TravelRandall Kelley @ 15:23

Another big museum batch from Paris. Good new/bad news. Not many more museum visits on this trip (good for those who don’t like museum shots, bad for those who do). The Louvre is one of those love hate museums as well. I have had many people tell me the treasures there are over rated and not worth the line, and many saying just the opposite. So besides just putting up the pictures, I’m going to throw in my two eurocents worth.

First of all, if you are going because you want to see the Mona Lisa or some such piece and want to really soak it in and get a true feeling of the piece… fuggedaboutit! All of the major works are in galleries that are overcrowded, and you probably won’t feel too comfy sitting there and taking it in for any reasonable amount of time.

On the other hand, if you are just Griswalding it and want to get a selfie with a famous piece, then you are going to be rewarded for your wait and your willingness to squeeze through the crowds for your moment at the front.

Personally, I found it well worth the visit, but then we A) used the lesser know subway station entrance to get in pretty easily, and B) We only had a couple of the major works we wanted to see, and spent the majority of our time in deserted galleries filled with absolutely amazing antiquities. This is a fairly large set with only a few of the museum itself and mostly just individual pieces or groups of pieces. Definitely a set for museum folks. The set is POSTED HERE.

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