Saturday, December 26, 2009

Louvre Museum

The Louvre Museum is a magnificent piece of architecture. Not only is it famous for being featured in the Da Vinci Code, it also houses thousands of famous art pieces; one of them being the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci and is one of the biggest museum in the world.

Here are some photos of its architecture.









It is even more beautiful when it lights up.





The inside of Louvre is also as amazing. I am particularly in awe with the paintings on the ceiling, though I wonder why a lot of them portray naked women and men.










There are so many artworks and paintings in huge halls.







Of course, one of the most widely known painting is of Mona Lisa. I grew up with a replica of this painting in my house until my mum decided to replace it with some other painting in my teenage years. So looking at this painting actually reminded me that I once had a replica of it. I have sort of forgotten that. I wonder what my mum did to that replica.



In my opinion, this painting must be one of the most precious piece of work in Louvre. Not only is it put behind a glass wall, there is also a barrier to keep people far away from it; about eight metres away I would say.  Mind you, the painting is already very small. Being behind a glass wall and far away, I could hardly see the details of it.



See what I mean. I was standing right behind the barrier when taking this photo. 

Anyway, the view of the outside of Louvre from the inside is also very nice. The snow added a nice touch to the scenery surrounding Louvre.





Last but not least, for those who read the Da Vinci Code, here is the inverted pyramid :-)



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