When Marc's sister Lisa and her son Sam were in town, we took them to the Louvre.
There is just so much to see. The tour guide on the Bateaux Mouches told us that, if you spent two months, day and night, walking through the Louvre, you would only be able to look at each work of art for 5 seconds!
We figured they would want to see the Mona Lisa, so we started in that direction.
Because Max had already been to the Louvre twice this visit - including a guided tour - and also because he is a great big brother, he played games with Eva and generally kept her occupied so that I could enjoy the visit more.
The Mona Lisa is always surrounded by huge crowds with their cameras, phones, and tablets. And people taking self-portraits with her. It's crazy. Lisa tried to talk Marc into having his picture taken with her and Mona, but he wasn't having it. I took a picture of her and Sam instead.
This room is filled with paintings that I love. A sample:
I love this whole painting, but this time I was struck by the waves around the falling-apart raft.
an inner courtyard
cousins discussing art
But he does have reason to be pleased with himself.
I enjoy watching people studying the art. I wondered what they were seeing.
They were seeing this couple examing a butterfly together.
It was raining really hard! I was glad we were inside.
I know I. M. Pei's pyramid has been the subject of controversy, but I love it.