I can not wait to step foot on Parisian soil. I came across an older article in the NY Times and I started ordering books ! HA. http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/27/lumiere-the-louvre-less-traveled/
An array visible on the underside of the place as a mysterious well, an imitator of Vermeer than its model, the Victory of Samothrace in parts, pigments derived from royal hearts, the Salon Carré converted into a chapel, the hairiness Liberty Leading the People, slaves traveling the last royal crown, a Giorgione became a Titian, a pharaoh denied his name, signature inverted, an odalisque hiding two others, an imaginary view of the Louvre in ruins, a baptistery born in Islam ... Curiosities and secrets of the Louvre palace became a museum, have not finished surprising us!
A coffee-table-size book published by Edition Lammerhuber, packaged in a red satin-lined black box and tied up with black grosgrain ribbons. Some of the most beautiful women in the Louvre are here, but not Mona Lisa.
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A small escape, if only for now!