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Keeping things in perspective 😊 | by Anne J ~ poetic photography
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Keeping things in perspective 😊

I believe everyone should have a broad picture of how the universe operates and our place in it. It is a basic human desire. And it also puts our worries in perspective.

~Stephen Hawking

  

The Louvre is the world’s largest museum and houses one of the most impressive art collections in history. The magnificent, baroque-style palace and museum — LeMusée du Louvre in French — sits along the banks of the Seine River in Paris. It is one of the city’s biggest tourist attractions.

  

History of the Louvre

 

The Louvre was originally built as a fortress in 1190, but was reconstructed in the 16th century to serve as a royal palace. It continued to be expanded over the years. It currently covers a total area of 652,300 square feet (60,600 square meters). In 1793, Louis XIV moved the royal residence to Versailles, and the Louvre became an art museum, exhibiting the royal collection and artifacts. Under Napoleon’s reign, acquisitions came from conquered lands and the museum was known as Musée Napoleon. After his defeat at Waterloo, the museum returned to its original name.

 

♥️ No we didn't go inside... queue mile long was a tad off putting :-) maybe next time.

 

The grounds (as anyone who has visited will agree) are magnificent. There is a magical feel, and many wide eyes admiring. Day or night, each bring their own charm.

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Taken on July 26, 2017