Paris – The Louvre!

First of all I am not a museum person to start with, I think most of Indians are not (correct me if I am wrong). However, over the years visiting various cities in Europe has converted my interest into appreciating the art world and when you are in the frame of mind of admiration then, The Louvre Museum definitely needs a mention and has to be taking the topmost rating in the list of all Museums.

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The second day in Paris was cloudy and rainy so we were spending most of our time in queues getting drenched. Not that it dampened our spirit to explore our travel.

Originally a fortress in 1190, reconstructed in the 16th century to serve as a royal palace. Over years there has been many reconstructions of it, however today it covers total area of 60,600 square meters and it was Napoleon Bonaparte who created the foundation of it in 1801.

The collections are from the 6th century B.C. to the 21st century and around 3,80,000 objects with more than 35,000 art works are on display at any given time.

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And of course without any doubt the most famous work of art is Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”, whose smile enchants and attracts hordes of visitors, we being one of them too.

In fact we first decided to find the painting then explore the museum. It took us some time to find it and hold behold the crowd surrounding the painting was enormous looked like all visitors had just come to see the famous Mona Lisa. So when you visit it, rest assured it will take a lot of time for you reach near the painting and probably have to push and pull to make space to be able to click the perfect snap of Mona Lisa and a selfie with her. All is well as long as you get what you want, isn’t it! …

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