Saturday, May 19, 2012

Mona Lisa, Michelangelo, and much more...

We spent much of today in the Louvre. It is a place filled with treasures.

Yes, we saw her. And Venus de Milo, and Michelangelo's 'Slaves,' and Winged Victory....

... And many things that aren't listed in the art history books as being that prominent, but that are quite wonderful.

We saw this girl, who must be the first iPad user ever.

And this guy was surely the original iPhone photo taker. It cracked me up to watch people go through the galleries photographing every single piece of art, using exactly this same pose.

After exhausting ourselves at the Louvre, we went to see Monet's huge Waterlilies installation in the Musee de l'Orangerie. There was a lot more fantastic work there, as well. Then back to the d'Orsay because I had missed the Morris and Co. tapestry there that I had particularly wanted to see.

By then, I had exhausted both of my camera batteries, (not to mention my own batteries) so we went back to charge them and to get some dinner. Then back out to take some night photos at the Louvre, and to see the Champs Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe.

That was quite enough for one day, don't you think? My feet think so, too!

- Posted from my iPad

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