Friday, October 7, 2011

The Louvre and the Stolen Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa. The famous portrait of a lady by Leonardo Da Vinci. I remember jumping high enough to see her over a crowd.  Yes, the Mona Lisa is fascinating. She is loved and desired by many, and stolen a few times, too. There was a recent article at about stealing the Mona Lisa that summarizes how she was last stolen 1911 by Peruggia. If you want to read more, a quick search in Amazon yields three books by Noah CharneyCarson Morton, and Darian Leader.

The Louvre website is delightfully fun. There is a cartoon character that you can follow that explains a chosen set of artifacts. Go check it out at The Louvre Museum Website.

While I was in Paris, of course I visited the Louvre a couple of times! This was the closest I got to Ms. Mona Lisa...just because there other treasures to enjoy without having to fight a crowd.

Do you have a favorite art treasure at the Louvre? If you were to visit the Louvre, what art treasure is a must-see for you?

The usual crowds in front of the Mona Lisa.
©2011 Angeline
Eiffel Tower from Louvre Window ©2011 Angeline

Louvre Construction, Horseshoe Ramp ©2011 Angeline

Self Portrait, visiting Louvre ©2011 Angeline
More to come about Paris...trickling through my blog posts!

Angeline Marie of


JJ said...


Jason L. Eldridge said...

Wow... I would actually like to go there just to photograph the architecture. Beautiful!

JJ said...

I am returning to this post because I love it so much. Is envy still a sin?

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