Codes, amulets, pharaohs and mistresses: peering back in time, taking what you can get — and the first part of a day at the Louvre.
It's been almost 25 years since I visited the Louvre (I just realized this) and I'd really like to see it again. Love your descriptions.
A museum visit with a discerning eye! The best way!
Awesome post, Jill - c'était magnifique! Your description of travelling through Kent had me rattling along the rails right there with you... and that was even before you'd even hit French soil and begun to share those amazing trésors. Such delicious writing - thank you. 😊
Beautiful. Intrigued by the remnant thread, the things lasting, here and there, becoming, inside the Louvre, but also outside. In Paris. But also en route. Kent.
I saw the little guy! I live those tiny things that no-one spots, such an intimate look too. I haven't been to the Louvre for many a year, but I always made a bee-line for Da Vinci's Virgin of the Rocks. Then Dan Brown went and ruined it. Sculpture-wise I was drawn like a magnet to Cupid and Psyche and also to the Hermaphrodite. Those smooth, cold, beautiful bodies....
I always visit El Fayum portraits in Louvre or anywhere they have some
So fantastic, your posts are always full of inspiration, wonder and magic! And the icing on the cake is your beautiful voice over 💕 keep up the good work 👌🏽
A square? Gosh that’s news to me! Where is it/ What does it look like? 🤔 I thought I just had it as a hyperlink in the footer for each piece... 🤔🤔🤔🤔