Friday, April 27, 2012

Musée du Louvre @ Paris

Most people will recognize Lourve Museum by the huge glass pyramid in front of the museum entrance. The museum was also a venue for the Da Vinci code film and it has world famous painting, Mona Lisa in its collection. This is also one of the largest museum in the world and the most visited art museum in the world. Before become a museum, it was a royal palace. The palace was actually build in 12th century.

During younger days, I like to read about of of the 17th & 18th century artists. I brought some of "The Great Artist" magazine as collection. But during that time, I don't even think about seeing the real pieces of art. The interest came after I visited MET (Metropolitan Museum of Art) in New York. Looking at the art collections, tell you the story, history and lifestyle during renaissance era. As a suggestion to visit, you may go to any outdoor attraction first before coming to visit this museum in the evening. If not, you may have to stand in long queue just to enter this museum. Visiting on wednesday or friday is the best as they open until 9.45pm.

This museum can easily recognized by its pyramid. The building of the glass pyramid which is completed in 1989 has boost the number of visitors to the museum.

Under the glass pyramid.

Sculptures at the entrance.

Found Mona Lisa.

So many people wanted to see Mona Lisa.

This masterpiece is called Gabrielle d'Estrées. However the artist for this piece of art is unknown.

Some parts the ceiling are well decorated since this is a palace before.

You can sit down here to appreciate the arts. However I don't like the arrangement here. The paintings are not arranged properly.

Me ourside Lourve with glass pyramid.

Lourve at night.

Art of 17th century.

Inside Lourve.

Most painting about Christianity.

Commoner in the 17th century.

Ourside the Lourve.

Metro subway: Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre Métro (line 1 or 7) or the Louvre-Rivoli stations.
Admission fee: Euro 10.
Opening time: The Louvre is open every day (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Night opening until 9:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays
Closed on the following holidays: January 1, May 1, December 25


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