French Friday – Louvre

A sunlight day in spring cast a perfect light on these statues and was shot to good to miss.
A sunlight day in the Louvre in spring cast a perfect light on these statues and was shot to good to miss.

Endlessly fascinating, I have been fortunate to visit the Louvre a number of times. One continuous two day stint still saw us running through galleries at the end and all of the Egyptian section missed. I know I saw an astonishing chess set of precious gems and crystal there once but I am sure I will never find it again.

From a window of the Louvre the golden light filled the Pyramid with a warm inner glow.
From a window of the Louvre the golden light filled the Pyramid with a warm inner glow.

The architecture alone is worth any visit and as all the rest of the crowd only seem intent on finding the Mona Lisa or photographing the “Winged Victory” you can enjoy most of the other wonders relatively unmolested.

Have you any special part of the Louvre that you would like to share? Feel free to add a link to your Louvre Post or any French post in the comment section by clicking on the little black speech bubble to open the comments. Spread the French love! 🙂 I hope you enjoy a few of the shots I took in the Louvre on various trips.

Georges de La Tour injects this painting with a wonderful sense of suspense and vivacity. Has the lady just been told what is going on by her maid? Has the dandy on the right got any idea at all? Are we the only one's who really knows what is going on? I snapped this at night in the Louvre
Georges de La Tour injects this painting with a wonderful sense of suspense and vivacity. Has the lady just been told what is going on by her maid? Has the dandy on the right got any idea at all? Are we the only one’s who really knows what is going on? I snapped this at night in the Louvre
These formidable caryatids support a minstral's balcony in the Louvre.
These formidable caryatids support a minstrel’s balcony in the Louvre.
Of the thousands of pictures in the Louvre, I fell in love with this gentle lady who peers so sweetly from her frame. How kind of here to stand still for me to take this picture!
Of the thousands of pictures in the Louvre, I fell in love with this gentle lady who peers so sweetly from her frame. How kind of her to stand still for me to take this picture!

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11 Comments

  1. Wonderful photos of your visit to the Louvre. I felt a bit of a tease not seeing a photo of the “astonishing chess set,” but I think you didn’t get a photo of it, if I’m correct.

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    1. A fascinating question. I love stories of lost treasures of art. It is amazing how many things have vanished over the centuries. Hope you weekend has been a great one! TJ

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