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Country Three - Paris

Enjoying a Bit of Art

Welcome to the Louvre

Welcome to the Louvre


My third time in Paris, so I must finally visit the Louvre.
The Perfect Tour

The Perfect Tour


I decided to take a tour in the evening when I found this Louvre Tour on line.

Of course, the Pei Pyramid is an amazing contrast to the former fort.
Under the Pei Pyramid

Under the Pei Pyramid


Are These Included in the 688

Are These Included in the 688


Ah, Religious Art

Ah, Religious Art


As I am not a big fan of old religious art, I enjoyed the tour mainly for the architecture of the building, the history, and the wing that was built by Napoleon III for official entertaining and not living.
A Ceiling in the Louvre

A Ceiling in the Louvre

The Crown Jewels

The Crown Jewels


Opulence of Napoleon III

Opulence of Napoleon III


Interestingly, this wing was built and used from 1848-1870 - the same time Denver was first settled and started to become a city.
Of course, I enjoyed seeing the Mona Lisa and the other famous works. Did not take pictures because you can find much better than mine would be anywhere on line or in an art book.

This family was on my tour.
Black Flag Assassin

Black Flag Assassin


I was puzzled why he was wearing a Black Flag T Shirt, and so I asked him about. His son started to laugh. He said his son gave it to him and he guessed it was some kind of game. I said it was a bug spray in the US, so I was puzzled about why he was wearing it. They were British and didn't seem to want to find any more humor in this interaction.

I had visited the Rodin and D'Orssey in the past, so I skipped these. Be sure to go. I like the art there better than in the Louvre.

Definitely on my list this visit were the Palais de Tokyo and the Museum of Modern Art.
Musee d'Art Moderne

Musee d'Art Moderne


The Musee d'Art Moderne is a puzzling maze of rooms. Even the guards had trouble helping find my way out. Here the guards were allowed to pursue private interests during their shift.
Knitting Guard at Musée d'Art Moderne

Knitting Guard at Musée d'Art Moderne


This female security guard was knitting. I saw others doing word or number puzzles, and of course looking at their phones.
However, sometimes they would try to act like they were concealing their knitting and puzzles - but never their phones. I was just a bit puzzled about all this. I was tempted to try to do some kind of inappropriate museum behavior to see if anyone would react, but I didn't.
Permanent Construction in Classroom of Museum

Permanent Construction in Classroom of Museum


The permanent exhibits are free. I purchased the audio guide and spent several hours there before having lunch on the patio with a view of the tip of the Eiffel Tower.
Graphic Art

Graphic Art


Don't bother visiting the Palais de Tokyo if you don't like Contemporary Art. I do. I loved the experience.
Palais de Tokyo

Palais de Tokyo

Jacket of Bees' Wings

Jacket of Bees' Wings


Both this viewer and I had tears in our eyes looking at this piece made of the wings of bees!

Homage to Excess

Homage to Excess


I didn't enjoy all the exhibits, but then I didn't enjoy everything in the Louvre either!

This is just an early morning street scene, but I thought it looked like contemporary sculpture.
Serendipitous Sculputre

Serendipitous Sculputre

Posted by pscotterly 03:32 Archived in France

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