THE LOUVE SUMMED UP IN TWO PICTURES

Yes, the Louve is a stunning complex of buildings. It is massive and some of the building are pieces of art themselves. But I know something’s wrong when I’m more awed by the painted ceilings than the actual paintings hanging on the wall.

Let me just come out and say it: I am not a huge fan of medieval art. Give me a bunch of Jackson Pollack sguiggly lines and I’m all “wow – that’s incredible,” but picture after picture of baby Jesus and I’m struggling to feign interest. Pretty much anything pre-Impressionism bores the heck out of me. But this is the Louve we’re talking about. We had to go to the Louve. We finally made it to Paris — how could we not go? So we went. These two photos pretty much sum up my experience.

It's the Mona Lisa!!! All I have to do is squeeze through the fifty people in front of me. There, I'm actually looking at the Mona Lisa. Wait, it's so small. Why does everyone make such a big fuss about this?

It’s the Mona Lisa!!! All I have to do is squeeze past this throng of people. There, I made it and only lost one toe in the process. I’m actually looking at the Mona Lisa. Wow…it’s so small. Um, I don’t get it. Why is this painting such a big deal?

Me at the Louve. My feet hurt.

Me at the Louve reading my blackberry. My feet hurt.

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