The Louvre

The Louvre

We dedicate today to the Louvre. We slept in a bit, our normal routine, and ventured out for a heavy lunch, just as the Parisians do. We arrived at the Louvre expecting outrageously long lines, but there were automated ticket machines with no lines, so we got in straight away.

We did a targeted visit and didn't expect, or even attempt, to see the entire museum. We will come back. Since Mel studied art and art history, he had his must-sees. Among them were the works of Eugène Delacroix and Jacques-Louis David.

Winged Victory

Winged Victory

Mona Lisa Mayhem

Mona Lisa Mayhem

Louvre Ceiling

Louvre Ceiling

Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss

Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss

Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss Expanded

Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss Expanded

Poser

Poser

Venus de Milo

Venus de Milo

The Three Graces

The Three Graces

Gleaming Apex

Gleaming Apex

While the museum was very crowded, we were able to see most of the works we came to find. I never was able to locate Hammurabi's Code, but we'll be back. Of course, we just scratched the surface—the museum's area covers 15 acres and will need many future visits to see properly.