Thanks to friends back home who alerted us to the ‘quick’ way into the Louvre, we got in at about 10am with only 3 people ahead of us in the queue.
This was even more amazing as the Louvre is closed tomorrow and Wednesday (because of New Year’s Day).
|Only about half or a third of the queue - and this is winter!|
|About halfway along the queue to get in -|
in the afternoon when we left! At least
these people were undercover and warm
Inside, I braved the milling masses to get up close and personal with La Joconde (the Mona Lisa).
Then we wandered quite aimlessly through corridors and halls taking in all the sights – paintings, statues, sculpture, ornaments and crowds.
I found the ceilings as interesting as what was on the walls.
It was hard to know what to put on the blog, so here are more photos than I usually put up.
|Spot the blondie in the pink scarf!|
|Mr Jax must have been tired - no 'where's wally' poses today!|
|Vermeer's The Lacemaker|