I forced myself out of the apartment this morning. It is far too easy for me to be a hermit. I visited the Louvre, but probably shouldn't have. The poor labeling and signposting just irritated the heck out of me today. Cost for my trips to the Louvre: $51 each.
I will spare you my lousy photos of the Venus de Milo and Winged Victory of Samothrace. I already deleted them.
According to the Wikipedia, a "Sphinx is an image of a recumbent lion with the head of a ram, of a falcon or of a person, invented by the Egyptians of the Old Kingdom, but a cultural import in Greek mythology." The classical Greek sphinx has wings and the head of a woman. Why am I telling you this? Because I was geeky enough to come home and start looking through online bestiaries trying to name these chicks:
This is a chair from the Vatican that is on display at the Louvre.
And a picture of my Mad Eye Lily. That's her nickname (one of them) because she often sleeps with one eye partially open. creepy. And no, she wasn't sleeping when I took this photo.