PHOENIX RISING JULY P.A.D. TRAVELOG – DESTINATION: THE LOUVRE

Louvre

The Louvre or the Louvre Museum  is one of the world’s largest museums and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (district). Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet). The Louvre is the world’s most visited museum, and received more than 9.7 million visitors in 2012.

Some of the famous pieces of art housed in the Louvre include:

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Venus De Milo

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Mona Lisa

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Roman, portrait of Marcus Agrippa,

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Italian Renaissance painting, Portrait of an old man and his grandson, Ghirlandaio,

In Ekphrasis style, use one of these works of art as your muse and write its poetic equivalent.