Photographed from a footbridge across the Seine:
This photo of the main hall makes the building seem deceptively small:
A close up of the ceiling decorations:
Cirque, Georges Seurat, 1890-91. Unfinished.
And a close up. Can't you imagine each one of these dots as a stitch?
A view of the Louvre across the Seine, from the terrace of the Orsay:
I enjoyed the visit to the museum, even though it was packed with people. I viewed this as a scouting trip, so I'll know my way around better the next time. Still, I was disheartened that not a single work there truly grabbed me. I saw van Gogh, Degas, Monet, Manet and many others. Not one of them pulled me in and made me stare in wonder. I hope it was just the day, too many people, not having an audioguide... I did buy an excellent book of the paintings so that I'll know better what I'm seeing the next time.