Halls of the LouvreView All Sizes
JOURNAL : May 9, 2002
|Series||The Louvre Museum|
Utterly impossible to describe le Musée du Louvre in just a paragraph or two, but I'll try: The Louvre Museum is a maze of rooms housing a vast collection of artwork, sculpture and other artifacts. We spent a day there but one could spend a lifetime in quiet observation.
The Louvre Palace itself is a fine work of art, even if stripped of all its treasured possessions.
Above the Visitor’s CenterView All Sizes
Sure, I snapped a pic of the Mona Lisa, but the painting on display is probably a replica, and my photo wasn't particularly remarkable. Besides, this website is not intended to reproduce works of art but to describe a day of exploration.
We ambled about most of the day, even descending to some of the deepest rooms where the foundation of the old fortress castle built by Philippe II in 1190 have been excavated.
This particular page attempts to capture the spacial composition of the halls of the Louvre Museum as well as particularly poignant objects d'art with historical significance.
Assyrian Winged Bull
Flights of Stairs, Musée du LouvreView All Sizes
Code of HammurabiView All Sizes
In other rooms we found several sphinxes and various Babylonian artifacts like the Code of Hammurabi and these classic Mesopotamian sculptures above. For anyone interested in the history of human art, the The Louvre Museum is a exquisite panoramic experience.
Sully PavillionView All Sizes
Before and after arriving the the Louvre Museum we wandered in Sully Pavilion, admiring the distinct contrast between the mixed antique architectural influences on the Palace, and the clean geometric simplicity of I.M. Pei's pyramid which dominates the Napoleon Courtyard.
Sphinx, LouvreView All Sizes
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May 9, 2002
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