Friday, June 14, 2013
First day of Museum, June 7 (Day 7)
We got our museum pass after breakfast today and was time to set out to see the world through the eyes of the artists. The Lourve and d’Orsay museum where the first museums to catch my fancy and was happy I was able to go to their before any other museum. The first one we went to was the Musee du Lourve, and it was a massive and impressive museum, It used the be the palace of Louis the XIV and so was furnished and designed accordingly for a king, had the grandeur and royalty only a French king can boast off. We got there and I immediately spotted a girl practicing are capoiera, I joined are for a minute and spared with her, it’s surprising how accepted capoiera was in Paris. I got inside the museum through the Lourve pyramids (Pyramide du Louvre) which is a large glass and metal pyramid, surrounded by three smaller pyramids, in the main courtyard of the Louvre Palace (Cour Napoléon) and could only marvel at the wide collection of works they had at the museum, when we walked in we saw a very huge statue of Venus, an angel without a head and I had a good view of Mona Lisa, although I must confess it wasn’t the most impressive picture at the museum but it was by far the most viewed as people were trooping there in numbers just to get a picture, which I must confess i also did(to fulfil righteousness), although it was a small portrait but you could see that Davinci was a perfectionist, getting every stroke and shades right to give Mona Lisa the perfect shade and look.