Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Louvre in all its Glory

The Louvre. Hard to step into such an quintessential museum without high expectations. We traversed across the floors, the time periods and genres to find a few gems that we'd been waiting for...

The Mona Lisa is something special alright. The impact of Leonardo's image makes you curious. Obsessed almost to know  what she has behind her smile and why and how this woman's portrait became the landmark it is today. This statue of the winged goddess of victory (also known as the Nike of Samothrace), discovered in 1863 in a temple on the island of Samothrace in the northern Aegean Sea--an offering to the gods of the island after a victory at sea. Lastly, Venus de Milo--Aphrodite in her glory still an astounding and commanding presence as she stands above us. 

Egyptian Bliss 

Life-giving vents of cool air!

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