Paris - LouvreOctober 3, 2015 in France
Another huge museum with way too much interesting stuff to see in a day. We did a "greatest hits" tour by following a Rick Steves audio guide then went back to look at the Egyptian wing as well.
As usual, I think i appreciated the sculpture most, both the famous ones (Venus de Milo #2, Winged Victory, Michelangelo's slaves) and many not so famous ones (like Melpomene #3).
Also, all of this was set inside a former palace, so there were amazing roof and wall decorations that weren't even mentioned in any info plaques (notice how the ropes of flowers and leaves switch between stone, wood, and paint in #4).
Found a cat family in the Egyptian section (#5) :)
By accident, found some sort of modern art exhibit in the basement, bizarre (#6). In there they've excavated around the base of the old castle so you can see how it sat right under the later palace.Read more