Paris 2012, Day Three—The Louvre

This is one of the big answers to the question "Why Paris?". The Louvre. I've wanted to visit this museum for decades.

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

1: Yes, this is about to happen. Waiting in line to get in to the Louvre!

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2: Ok, so technically this is a sign advertising the bookstore. But I thought it looked cool. Also, the Metro!

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3: Elly, meet Antinous. Antinous, meet Elly.

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4: Ok, honestly, it was really hard not to just go wild and shoot image after image of the artwork. So I tried to limit it to ones that had interesting light on 'em. This statue of Juno is an exception; I just kinda liked it.

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5: The Grand Gallery of the Louvre really is pretty grand.

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6: Overlooking the Louvre courtyard from a window seat.

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7: A young girl.

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8: Whilst walking through the Louvre, always remember to look up (HDR, three handheld shots)

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9: The roof of the Louvre (HDR, three handheld shots)

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10: A staircase by the Louvre cafe (HDR, three handheld shots)

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11: Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, immortalized in marble.

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12: Clodius Albinus.

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13: The Grand Gallery continues to be grand

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14: La Nymphe au Scorpion was my favourite piece, hands down. I liked it so much it was the first place I went on our second day.

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15: Salle du Manege

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16: The lit corridor leading to the African wing (HDR, three handheld shots)

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17: Sculptures antiques

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18: Vase Dionysiaque—my second-favourite piece

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19: A Napoleonic vase is shocked

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20: Elly peruses La Seine

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21: Elly shifts her attention to La Marne

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22: Elly rests near Niobide blesse

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23: Various sculptures

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24: More various sculptures

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