Enchanted by its charm possibly dating back to 1750
Leave the peace of the gardens and walk out through the wrought iron fence.
Go across the street while the gentle rain is still falling, sit down in the café, order a coffee and observe the wet wrought iron glisten in the golden sun peeking through the clouds.
The heartbreaking sorrow reflected in their faces is simply astounding. If you’re lucky enough to be there, stand in front and decide if you agree with the critics and pundits, was it just a woman submitting to the man? Then of course there is the Louvre, world renowned and rightfully so, and on every tourists’ map.
For me, the urge to touch and savor a piece of sculpture is always there, whether it’s smooth and flowing or harsh and gnarly, doesn’t matter, I just feel the need to touch. It is huge and you can’t possibly see everything in one visit.
Year Three (Harry Potter and the Death Eater Menace) starts on 9/1/16. Indeed, according to the rumor mill, whatever magical effect caused that "" nonsense a few days prior was triggered by Jim biting into a slice of the desert which had been impregnated with some potion to link him to the enchanted crown.
The head is missing, as are the arms, but the sense of the power, the gigantic windblown wings held back, the seemingly wet garments flowing about The first time I came face to face with the statue, I know it’s an odd thing to say ‘face to face’ with a headless statue, but the idiom fits.
I wasn’t very graceful, so awestruck I wasn’t paying attention, missed a couple of steps and paid appropriate homage, on my knees, face down or up since I was staring at the magnificent site at the time.
If your time is limited, decide before going in what you absolutely must see, and start there. The building, altered over the years gives you a glimpse of its complete history, if you take the time to look around you.
Even Catherine De Medici had a hand in the re-design by combining the Louvre and the Palais des Tuileries.