Life List: #20: Go to the Louvre.
Spending a day at The Louvre in Paris, France.
As I said, Paris wasn’t in the plan. I intentionally left it off my itinerary because I had decided that I only wanted to go to places I’ve never been before. And I went to Paris five years ago.
But I was in need of something familiar. And Paris just seemed like the perfect place to go. And, even if I’ve been there before, I haven’t been to everywhere thereI wanted to go…
You see, the last time I was in Paris we had meant to go to the Louvre. But, alas, the guidebook we were using incorrectly stated that it was open late that day, and, of course, it wasn’t. So we missed it completely, and I was sad, but figured it was just an excuse to come back some day!
Me sad at the Louvre in 2006 when it was closed.
This time, I got there early, when it was actually open. And I ended up spending my entire day there, over 6 hours wandering about paintings and sculptures and artifacts. I was determined to see every room and everything.
I really think that some people pay the ten euro just to see the Mona Lisa. Because that room was insanely crowded, as were many of the other rooms in that wing. But the rest of the museum was pleasant. And some rooms were even completely devoid of people!
So, while I did go to Paris where I’ve already been, I also got to go to the Louvre, where I’ve never been! And crossed off another item on my bucket list while I was at it!
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SidAugust 4, 2011at10:51 am
When I tried to get a pic of the Mona Lisa, security people made me put my camera away…did they change policy, or are you a photography ninja?
ValAugust 4, 2011at10:54 am
They must have changed their policy. EVERYONE had a camera!