Starting off with Sainte Chapelle was really cool. Sainte Chapelle is known for the stained glass. It was one of the first buildings to really build up the idea of stained glass. It was really cool to see the art work in person. A picture is nice but being able to see how the sun reflects through it is different, it takes the meaning of the building up a notch and helps the viewer see what the designer intended. People don't always get the privilege of seeing first hand what the designer saw and I'm grateful I was able to. It was amazing seeing how decorated the building was.
|Sainte Chapelle- Notice all of the pattern and design|
|Sainte Chapelle- Notice the stained glass work|
|View from the top of Centre Pompidou|
Ending at the Louvre was the best part. I love the Louvre, it may be overwhelming at first but I enjoy the adventure it brings. At first when you walk out into the courtyard to see the Pyramid designed by I.M. Pei and a smile creeps on your face you already know it's going to be a memorable experience. The Louvre was great there is so much great artwork. Not only is the art amazing but it is well known too, probably one of the major pieces that everyone knows about is the Mona Lisa. I enjoyed the thrill of getting to the front of the crowd to see the small painting.
|The Nike of Samothrace|
|The Mona Lisa|
|Antonio Canova's Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss|
|The Venus de Milo|