It is a love hate affair with Paris. I fly to Paris more often than I take a train to Pasir Ris in one year. Lol! 7 times, yes, I have flown to Paris for 7 times and counting. I have been to most of the top 10 tourist attractions such as Eiffel Tower, The Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc De Triomphe, Seine River, Sacre-Coeur and of course the shopping districts. I used to learn french in school but I have forgotten everything. What a waste of effort… Sighs…
I have been to the Louvre many times but this is my first time going into the museum. Thankfully I have my batch boy Desmond to accompany me and it also means I can entrust him to plan out the routes and find the directions. *Heehee…*
The entrance ticket costs 15 euros and please note that the museum is closed on every Tuesday to avoid any disappointment. It is best to go to the Louvre early and you will need at least half a day to explore the entire place. This museum is huge!
And of course, the only reason why I want to visit the Louvre is to see the MONA LISA painting. *Been that, Done that* and it is finally cleared off from my to-do list.
Many many enormous paintings in the Louvre…
I couldn’t resist taking a kinky photo with this painting. I find this painting pretty interesting and amusing. Why is she pinching her nipples? Lol! Okie…. According to the website,
An oddly affectionate gesture
The models have been identified as Gabrielle d’Estrées (1571-99), the favorite of Henry IV (1553-1610), and one of her sisters: the Duchess de Villars or Madame de Balagny. The oddly affectionate way in which the sister is pinching Gabrielle d’Estrées’ right breast has often been taken as symbolizing the latter’s pregnancy with the illegitimate child of Henry IV. This interpretation would seem to be confirmed by the scene of the young woman sewing – perhaps preparing a layette for the coming child – in the background. The picture was acquired by the Louvre in 1937.
It was christmas season and how can we miss going to christmas market to immerse in the festive moods.
Nice chilled beer to have in such cold weather… 🙂
Oh…Paris…Till then again………