France - Louvre
This museum is huge, and beautiful from the outside and from within. Some of the images I posted here are from across the street, when my wife and I sat for a while and smoked a cigarette or three. It would take you days and days to go through this museum, and to observe everything properly. Be prepared to walk! I focused mostly on sculpture, because sculpture takes a nice photo. It’s 3-D, I can walk around it and take different views most the time - reliefs are at different topic. More than any place in Paris, this is a must-see! the Eiffel Tower is wonderful, and I’m glad I got to see it, but the Louvre! I need to go back and spend a week to see all the things I missed. The biggest disappointment of my visit, was seeing the Mona Lisa; or should I say not seeing the Mona Lisa? I had no idea the painting was so small, and that viewers were sequestered well away from the painting itself, and quite frankly the Lisa looked about postage stamp size from where I was allowed to look. It is also a very dark painting… it’s almost hard to understand why this painting is so famous? No photos were allowed to be taken of the mysterious lady, but you already know what she looks like. I was completely unimpressed.