Art and Heights!

Today we went to the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, an art mueseum. We started at the Louvre, and saw a lot of famous paintings and sculpters, including but not limited to: The Venus de Milo, The Wrath of Medusa, and last but not least, Mona Lisa! It was soooo packed in the room that had Mona Lisa, everyone was shoving us just to get a picture! It was crazy!! We managed to get some pretty awesome pictures, and here they are!

Those blobs are heads. Like I said, it was PACKED!! Also, The Mona Lisa has been stolen two times, that’s why she is now safely in a glass case. Whew! I mean, you can’t steal the Mona Lisa and get away with it!! Or throw a cup of tea at her, like someone did 2 years ago. Really, people?!?

This is a beautiful diamond was in the crown of Henry the 4th. At least, I think…. There are too many Henrys to remember which one!

And this, is the Venus de Milo. I can’t believe we got to see her! There were hardly any people in here, compared to the Mona Lisa. The reason the Venus de Milo is so special is because it is an original Greek sculpture, not a Roman reproduction. It’s over 2,000 years old!!

And this is the wrath of Medusa. It’s about a shipwreck where over 250 people came on the ship, and 15 were rescued. Over 200 people died after getting stuck too far away too get back in the ocean and leave the bay, but not close enough to reach the bay. The painter used asphalt in the black paint, and it is eating away the canvas. They don’t have a soloution yet. It will disappear if they don’t find one. 

After the Louvre, we ate lunch and made our way to the Eiffel tower.

We only went to the middle level, but the view was amazing! Still, I have to admit I was pretty scared. But I did it! 

We could see our apartment from the top! It was really cool. Then we went home and ate dinner and went to bed. It was an awesome day and I can’t wait for tomorrow!!

Bye for now,

Violet Strong

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