burning up with louvre fever!




nyc nyc, i'm back baby!


this is my first post of 2011, also being my 101st post!!!
and what better way to embrace such an entry than with
some old school italians, a sphinx, and a ferris wheel?!!!

while in paris, i kicked it back with mona lisa at the Musée du Louvre.
the last time i had the pleasure of being amidst the masterpieces the loure holds, was 6 years ago. no art exhibition, no showcase  that i have ever attended  compares to this treasure chest of a museum.  this is definitely a worldwide landmark, home to a number of mankind's precious artistic gems. located in the heart of paris, the city of lights... being a precious gem of its own, nestling some of histories most breathtaking monuments.

as thrilled as a kid at a candy store, i snapped away countless of pictures...
navigating through italian works of art and egyptian jewels.

here's a tour of the wonders i came across.











3 glass pyramids at the entrance of the museum...















the biggest glass pyramid being the main entrance...
compose of 666 glass panes... hmm..




































breathtaking...









^___^








tickets! all the languages your heart desires!











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had to start my journey off at the DENON wing... holding european work.






sculptures







































creepy ^___^


























lovely...!!









cute!








we had such lovely chemistry <3

















i want!

















holding room 






onto italian sculptures and paintings!!







































































into the Salle des Etats.....
posessing jaw dropping italian masterpieces... 
along with my homegirl....






















enormous beauties


































































































finally made my way through the crowd to catch a glimpse of history's most valued painting.
































































it's a very surreal feeling...

















squirmed through people from all over the world and manages to get DIRECTLY in front of it... being petite has its benefits ^___^



































very sweet of the louvre to give the disabled 
the best view of the painting.

















the masses!




onto the rest of the museum...
















breathtaking roof...


















the effort... the time... the patience... the skill 
it takes to produce this, is incalculable...



























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the louvres history depicted through art...




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the louvre when it first opened...







louvre blueprints being presented...








the louvre in 1904






the louvre in 1947










scheemy lookin dude!









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disturbing :)























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Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss 


my ultimate *FAVORITE* sculpture ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
this is the original...
there is a plaster cast replica at the met 
which i always go marvel at....
but seeing the original made my heart skip a beat!!!!!!!!!!







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LOVELYYYYY!!!








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SIIIIIIIIGGGGHHHH






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NOW ENTERING THE SULLY WING...
egyptian gems <3 

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#hogwarts







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ancient toys!!







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ancient shanks!
no joke!








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Great Sphinx of Tanis! 








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now a real life mummy ;p.....!!!!




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this ancient technology is incredibly impressive!!!!







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5pm... closing time... time to go :*(








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cute taxi!!








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this grand ferris wheel is located minutes from the museum...
only out during the winter ^__^






slick rick - mona lisa

i am extremely fortunate to have been able to visit the louvre more the once in my life.
art lovers who haven't visited the louvre need to make it a goal to!!
maybe a 2011 new years resolution??

hope you enjoyed!


.oxo.

5 comments:

Arlyn Franc D'Oleo said...

Hey Steph its Arlyn. I absolutely enjoyed this post and your amazing photography. Thank you for sharing your cultural experience with us. the mummy was superb.I love your blog missy.
<3

stephiesosexy said...

babydoll!!! im so glad you enjoyed my post <333 i LOVED the mummy and odeed on the pics a bit lol i was just soooo fascinated with this ancient advancement (ironic) lol

i will be seeing you very soon missy shhh... ;]

cant wait to see you dollface!!

thankyou for viewing boo <3

Anonymous said...

im still waiting for my letter from hogwarts -__-
-10pts

Janine said...

great post!!! enjoyed all of the pictures :). I def. need to make it a goal of mine to visit. Keep up the great work!

stephiesosexy said...

janine thank you TONS for checking out my post...! so happy to hear you're making it a goal to visit the louvre... you'll fall in love <3