(September 14, 2016, Wednesday) It’s been said that France takes art seriously. After spending a day visiting some of the museums in Paris, I can personally say that it’s true.
It’s impossible to miss the Water Lilies series of paintings by Claude Monet:
But I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised when I saw a painting called “The Origin of the World” by Gustave Courbet.
There are many sculptures here, but what really caught my attention was Auguste Rodin’s Le Penseur, or The Thinker. It’s hard not to notice such an iconic sculpture.
Hôtel des Invalides
This wasn’t really part of the itinerary but we saw it on the way to the Louvre. Isn’t the dome magnificent?
I bought a 0-euro souvenir banknote bearing the image of Napoleon Bonaparte, whose tomb is under that dome.
It was challenging to take a decent picture of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. ‘Nuff said:
The Venus de Milo sculpture is also in the Louvre.