Looking into the courtyard of the Louvre. Eiffel Tower (of course) on the right, the Arc du Carrousel (not the Arc de Triomphe) a little to the left, and the inverted pyramid within the round green traffic circle. The other long wing of the Louvre is across the courtyard... and each has four floors of exhibits!
Death by Louvre June 15th 2006 Sorry about no blog yesterday, we nearly killed ourselves by spending about nine hours in the Louvre... that's more than a day's work! Sheesh. It was, of course, very interesting to see the amazing works of art by the Great Masters; in addition we saw the Egyptian collection, the recently excavated medieval Louvre, and the objets d'art. Dan loved the architechtural details in the paintings by ... read more
Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader am... ... read more