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The Louvre

by habituallychic

11 . 22 . 09

I just attended an event for the Young Patrons group of the American Friends of the Louvre and thought this would make a good time to post some of photos of this amazing museum! Since our hotel was just across the Seine from the Louvre, we often walked past it and even through it as we toured the city. When most people think of the Louvre, I’m sure there first thoughts are about the paintings inside such as the Mona Lisa but the exterior is just as beautiful as the works of art it houses. There are probably also just as many sculptures on the facade as there inside this former palace! My favorite memory is watching a well dressed man ride his bicycle through smaller courtyard. Stefan wondered if the Parisians really appreciated walking through or driving under the Louvre everyday. I don’t know if they do but we certainly did! Enjoy!

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

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  1. Simple Good Beautiful November 22, 2009 | 7:03 pm

    Wow. I was there a year before you went, my hotel was also around the corner, in fact my nearest metro stop was Palais Royal/Musee du Louvre. But your photos remind me that there were also so many other things I didn’t notice, it was just so massively overwhelming. But I did love seeing well-dressed Parisians riding bicycles, and morning joggers passing through the museum’s passageways, as well as others who walked their dogs without a leash!

  2. Tasha November 22, 2009 | 9:44 pm

    I was awed by it. One of my French friends told me that a lot of Parisians were very upset when they added the pyramid entrance, because it doesn’t match, complement, or harmonize with the surrounding palace at all. He’s right–these pictures reminded me of it. Alone or from beneath, it’s quite beautiful. But it just doesn’t fit with the architecture.

  3. A Gift Wrapped Life November 23, 2009 | 12:22 am

    It is pretty incredible isn’t it? Sometimes when I look at photos I can’t believe I was there. Your photo looking through the round window is fabulous.

  4. Merilin November 23, 2009 | 5:37 am

    Wonderful Pictures, especially the ones made at the sunset (I guess)!
    Amazing how much the light can change a picture!!

  5. Greet November 23, 2009 | 2:52 pm

    You took amazing pictures of the Louvre! I really enjoyed looking at them!


  6. Cherish November 23, 2009 | 4:42 pm

    These photos are stunning, Heather. I’m so glad I’m planning a trip to Paris next autumn (thanks to your inspiration). The architecture takes my breath away!! Can you imagine trying to create a magnificent structure such as The Louvre today? It would take a hundred years and a gazillion dollars!!

  7. froulala.blogspot.com November 23, 2009 | 6:39 pm

    All your photos have a special character to them. Excellent eye. Thank you for sharing!

  8. destined to design November 24, 2009 | 4:26 am

    so stunning, i don’t think i could ever tire of looking at it.