Sunday, November 16, 2008

Hi all, Here are a few more photos from my Paris trip.

The top left photo is the view from inside the entry way of the Louvre, isn't that a great view?
And the other two photos are from inside the Louvre.
On the day before our return home, we decided to go hang out in the Louvre for one last time and as we entered the huge Ruebens hall we came upon this young man painting a reproduction of one of the paintings! We were sooo enthralled with the whole idea that someone was even allowed to do this, that we just stood for quite awhile obeserving him! I don't think he even noticed we were there. He was so intent with every stroke he put on that canvas, he was definetely in the "artists zone".
I could kick myself though because I didn't get a photo of the Ruebens masterpiece that he was copying!
As we proceeded on our way into the other rooms we would see even more artists copying the masters but all the rest of them had "no photos" signs on their easels.
So we just looked and ohhhed and ahhhhed over their talent.

Can you imagine having an opportunity to paint in the Louvre, amongst all the great masterpieces? It would totally be an honor.
Of course, we felt totally honored too, as we
gazed upon each painting and sculpture. A true adventure and an experience we will never forget.

talk to you soon,


Fete et Fleur said...

What a treat! It would have been like heaven to me.


milly (elephants&redwoods) said...

I couldnt imagine, how fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

punkinpieproductions said...

what a wonderful trip! I can't imagine what it feels like to be there in person.

Amber(etsy friend)

Christa from Chloe Rose said...

What an amazing place! If I ever make it to Europe, Paris is one of the places I want to visit. I can't imagine the pride that artist must have painting among the many great art pieces of all time.


Chloe Rose

yippeevintage said...

Oooh... more gorgeous photos! I'm loving it ~ thank you SO much for sharing! I nominated your beautiful blog for the Marie Antoinette Blog Award... stop by and take a peek if you have a moment :)


ArtSparker said...

I fell in love in the Louvre, with a small portrait of a beautiful young man who had departed this earth many centuries ago. The artist was someone I have never heard of and I did not write down his name.

The Catnap Cottage said...

Oh wow, spent last Christmas in Germany and went to a museum in Koln, to see those originals close up is something special - cannot wait to visit Europe again and will definitely put Paris on the itenerary. Thanks for sharing!! Now that I have found you, I am a follower! Cindy