Sisk Family European Vacation: Paris, Day 2: The Louvre Part 1
If you’ve been following me the past few weeks, you know that my husband and I recently traveled to London and Paris. If you’ve missed any of my previous vacation posts, click HERE.
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We decided to spend part of our second day in Paris at The Louvre. You probably know that the Louvre is one of the world’s largest museums, the most visited art museum in the world and a historic monument. What you may or may not know is that it began as a fortress built in the late 12th century under Philip II. The museum opened in 1793, and as of 2008, the collection is divided among eight curatorial departments: Egyptian Antiquities; Near Eastern Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities; Islamic Art; Sculpture; Decorative Arts; Paintings; Prints and Drawings (source).
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I’ll be honest, I knew little more about the Louvre than what I saw on The DaVinci Code, but it really was amazing. I could show you my photos of the artwork (and I might tomorrow in some sort of mosaic form), but I thought I’d first share a few of my favorite moments in the museum. The first is this man walking up the giant staircase underneath the giant glass pyramid.
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The museum was both large and crowded.  To get an image completely rid of other tourists is impossible. However, that being said…my favorite photos seem to be those with other people in them. The photo on the right makes me laugh…she kinda looks like one of my friend’s moms.
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And the Mona Lisa…so tiny. I think I had actually heard that it was small, but to see it live really brings that to life. Look at all the people standing around waiting for their picture moment. It was mass craziness.
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All in all, I’m really glad we took the time to walk through part of The Louvre…did you catch that? Yep, we didn’t make it all the way through…somewhere between my feet getting tired and a case of adult ADD (formerly known as boredom), we decided to take off and see a little more of Paris. But, not before we saw this precious moment. I couldn’t have plan it any better.