I Want To Go To There: The Louvre

Soon, the Bronze People will take over the Louvre. Soon....

Soon, the Bronze People will take over the Louvre. Soon....

The Louvre is one of the world’s most famous museums with works of art and of historical significance from all around the world. Since many people seem to associate the Louvre with only one thing in particular, The Da Vinci Code, I have decided to show some choice pieces that I feel show the richness of the Louvre experience.

First of all, the most famous piece of art in the entire world, the album artwork to Coldplay’s Viva La Vida. Apparently the Louvre keeps this enlarged version of the album cover to remind the world of how awesome that album was.

It's fascinating how they removed the album text from this poster.

It's fascinating how they removed the album text from this poster.

Oh, and you can also see that one painting in the Da Vinci Code, where the naked French dude wrote “So Dark the Con of Man” all over it with a special pen or whatever. You’re not supposed to take pictures of it. Well, they tell you not to after you take the pictures. Apparently it’s a really popular painting.

As you can see, there are lots of Dan Brown fans.

As you can see, there are lots of Dan Brown fans.

On a related note, before you enter the museum, you can see the actual burial place of Mary Magdalene, the wife of Jesus according to historian Dan Brown, which is underneath the inverted pyramid built by former French President and secret society member Francois Mitterrand as written in Brown’s textbook and Ron Howard’s documentary The Da Vinci Code.

Pilgrims flock to this holy spot.

Pilgrims flock to this holy spot.

Next, the statue of Nike, the goddess of victory and a to-be-unnamed global sports corporation. I’ve rotated the picture to show you that this statue was the very inspiration for Nike’s Swoosh logo. Oh darn, I said it.

See the swoosh?

See the swoosh?

And here is a statue of what I’m guessing was the wife of the Black Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Again, really popular among the tourists. Guess there are lots of Monty Python fans.S5003551While we’re on statues, let me show another one. This one is called “Psyche and Eros”. I don’t know what that means, but it sounds dirty. I like it.S5003568There are other paintings and statues and things like that, but I think I’ll show you one final special artifact and call it a day. This is Hammurabi’s Code, which was the first written (or chiseled, I guess) law in the whole wide world! Sadly, it is not a code in the Da Vinci Code sort of way.

Or is it?

Or is it?

And, generic Louvre shot.S5003608

Oh, and if you ever plan on visiting the Louvre, plan your route ahead of time, because if you don’t, you will die of exhaustion. Take it from someone who decided to go back and forth between opposite ends of the building. It was not fun.

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