The Louvre - worlds largest art museum in Paris, France. Quick story: some little girls approached us & asked if we spoke English & if we would read a map.. so we did. Meanwhile they were pick pocketing our coats. Always always always be aware of what’s going on around you! Luckily they didn’t take anything besides some used tissues..maybe that will teach them a lesson! haha. . . . #lextravel#paris#thelouvre#worldattraction#travel#wanderlust#missit#europe#paris#mustseeplaces
“Down the back, but who cares, still the Louvre” -Lorde 🎧 — The Valpinçon Bather by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, oil on canvas, 1808 🛀🏻 — Although painting earlier female nudes, this work is widely regarded as Ingres’ first great treatment of the subject. Described by the Louvre as “a masterpiece of harmonious lines and delicate light”, The Bather has an awkwardly long torso and shortened legs, but the inaccurate proportions create an idolized curve to the body. 👌🏻 — Remarking on Ingres’ ability to paint the human body in a unique manner, art critic Robert Rosenblum wrote that “the ultimate effect of the painting is of a magical suspension of time and movement- even of the laws of gravity... the figure seems to float weightlessly upon the enamel smoothness of the surface, exerting only the most delicate pressure, and the gravitational expectations of the heaviest earthbound forms are surprisingly controverted”. 👨🏻🎨 — Information gathered from Wikipedia ⚖️ — #louvre#lelouvre#thelouvre#louvreparis#paris#french#neoclassical#painting#art#artwork
I touched down at Charles de Gaulle airport with a runny nose, aching head, and watery eyes - the walking embodiment of exhaustion - certainly in no mood to be stumbling my way through my fourth grade #french vocabulary, lugging around my #backpack filled with three months’ worth of contents, or navigating yet again ANOTHER foreign transit system. Night one in #paris, and I didn’t go visit any spectacular national monuments, or eat any world-renowned cuisine. Instead, it was spent exploring the walls of my hotel room prior to a very early bedtime, and my first meal wasn’t until the following day, a soggy cheese sandwich served out of a truck. Yet, even now I can’t help but think of how aptly named it is; this “city of love”, because even on my most defeating day #abroad, where the logical thing to do would be to wish I was at home, out of the bitter cold and away from the 300 miserable steps that led to the Sacré-Cœur (a necessary route to get home), I was in love. In love with the unfamiliar, and in love with #travelling. #thelouvre
The fantastic Louvre. So many beautiful paintings inside and yet so mesmerising from outside. I find it so incredible how a building can be just ok during the daytime and an absolute beauty when at night. I love it.