Versailles

The centre of political power in France in the 17th century, and a symbol of a system of absolute monarchy. It is entirely over the top; imagine gold lacquered facades, marble statues, and huge gardens to ramble in.

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The Masses

This is my last post on the Louvre, and its point is to illustrate that the Louvre is not as empty as the previous posts suggested. I was quite lucky to have been able to take the shots I took with a minimal amount of people in the frames, but that took quite the patience!

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Islamic Art

“The new galleries of the Department of Islamic Art opened to the public on September 22, 2012. Some 3,000 objects are on display, spanning 1,300 years of history and three continents, from Spain to Southeast Asia.”

Musée du Louvre

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Labours of Hercules

I had high hopes for the Greek-Etruscan collection at the Louvre as I had several years of studying Latin, Classical Greek, and Classical Culture during my secondary school years. As I have written before, a significant part of the collection was under restoration and not up for display. Sadly we didn’t get to see that […]

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