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Winged Victory of Samothrace

She stands there at the top of the stairs, waiting for her admirers. There is no arrogance: she is rightly deserving of their adoration. Although there were hundreds (and I am not fond of crowds, to gloriously understate my tendency to avoid great throngs of people no matter the cost), I found myself drawn to her, as well. 69 more words

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HISTORIC HEISTS: THE MONA LISA

Despite all the pretty much identical copies around, someone once just had to have the real Mona Lisa. Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting vanished from the walls of the Salon Carré in the Louvre Museum on August 21st, 1911 – and it actually took a while for anyone to notice! 420 more words

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Sculptures and architecture

Here you can see one of the stone sculptures within the Tuileries Gardens with the Louvre Museum behind, showing the amount of detail and architecture both object and building have. 12 more words

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Tuileries, statue and Louvre

In this photo taken of part of the Tuileries Gardens you can also see one of the marble statues known as Diana the Huntress as well as part of the Louvre Museum which is the building in the background. 14 more words

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Travelog: Meeting with Monalisa

Visit of one of the most romantic city on earth is absolutely pointless if you not visit the greatest artistic and most researched art piece ever created: Monalisa’s Smile by none other than mastermind and genius Renaissance jewel in the crown, Leonardo da Vinci. 737 more words

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A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

August 10 in history:

On August 10th, 1792, King Louis the 16th of France was sent to prison, and a royal art collection at the Louvre Palace in Paris was confiscated by the government.   82 more words

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Flutist at the Louvre - "Danny Boy"

As a flutist, and one who has attempted to reproduce the rich tones of “Danny Boy” but who always falters at the high registers, I can appreciate the challenge of this piece. 49 more words

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