Published: August 14th 2011
August 14th 2011
Together with our group we headed into Paris for a tour to the best known sights. Final stop was the Notre Dame Cathedral where we were left to wander through at our leisure. From there, Alan went walkabout and Aleena and fellow traveller Toni went to the Louvre.
Surprisingly, the queue into the Louvre was not too long. Once inside, one is overcome with awe of the building and it's contents. We made a beeline for what I had been wanting to see for ten years now. I was told that 'she is behind a screen, very small and disappointing!'. Standing at least 'ten' deep with my arms above my head and camera in hand, I snapped ferociously with my camera thinking that there was no way of getting any closer. To my delight, there were security guards managing the crowd, and I soon found myself face to face (but still some 3 metres away) with the masterpiece. Mona is behind a screen, surprisingly larger than anticipated but not at all disappointing. She was smiling and so was I ...
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