What’s Under the Glass Pyramid

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Emma Selner writes, What do people think of when they think of France? The Eiffel Tower, of course.

What do people think of when they think of France? The Eiffel Tower, of course. Little do they know how many great tresures are in the musems of Paris. This summer, I was lucky enough to visit Paris, France. One of the places we visitied was the Louvre, home of the Monna Lisa. To get into the Louvre, you must enter through a glasspyramid, surronded by fountains. (The Louvre is underground for the first floor.) Surprisingly enough, the Monna Lisa was a tiny portrait that had a room all to itself. The tour guides had us walk back and forth,and we were astonished to see that her eyes really do follow you. The guides also had us try something else, something I had never heard of.The told us to stare at her smile. Sure enough, after thirty seconds she wasn’t smiling anymore. As we walked away from her room, we were beyond words once we saw all the paintings before us. We looked around, and in every direction there was a different hallway, each side lined with paintings. The paintings were everything from war to love, black and white to water color. There was even one as small as a cell phone, and one as bigas a limo. But, just remember it wasn’t just paintings. There was art in every size, shape, color, and form. Everything from a small carved devil, the size of my hand, to a huge 20 foot tall sclupture of an Egyptain Godess. As we strolled away from the exit we all wanted to say something but, “Wow” seemed like bit of an understatement.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Wow!
    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!! You are extremely lucky, I’ve always wanted to go to Paris. It seems like you had lots of fun. Keep up the great work!

  2. I am absolutely in raptur…
    I am absolutely in raptures over the Louvre, Musee d’Orsay, and all of the French gallaries which I have visted in the past. However, i would love if you would give us a little more detail!

  3. I loved your pictures.
    I loved your pictures. I have always wanted to see Monna Lisa and the other great art. I would love to hear more about your trip.

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