Sunday, June 15, 2014
Musee du Louvre Musings
This is as close as I got to the Mona Lisa. And this was after five minutes of working my way forward!
One area I particularly enoyed was the Napoleon III apartment section. Despite his unfortunate name, this Napoleon was a good guy. He changed the look of Paris by giving Haussmann carte blanche in designing the streets, parks and many public areas of Paris; modernized the banking system; admitted the first women to the Sorbonne and encouraged schooling for girls; introduced art and music classes to the public school curriculum; and gave workers the right to strike. That last achievement caused a great deal of trouble for David and me, but more on that later.
So, remember to see what truly interests you at the Louvre instead of what everyone tells you to see, and you'll have a wonderful visit.