There’s so much to see when you visit the Louvre in Paris that it is almost impossible to capture it all. I did try my best, though.
So, before you actually get inside the Louvre – what is there to see on the outside?
Impressive as this building is, this is only really half of it. The original palace looked something like this (sans cherubims, perhaps):
Now that’s impressive. The things you can do with old tile factories… amazing!! Sadly, this was destroyed during the Paris Commune in 1871. It’s a fortunate thing that the fire that destroyed the Tuileries didn’t spread any further.
Once inside the Louvre, there are views of the outside – from the inside.
…And all boarded up and part of some palatial renovations – barely seen by many (unless you’re like me and can’t resist a peak out of a window) – are these guardians to an inner courtyard:
À la prochaine…