Thursday, October 16, 2008

Oct 16, Part 16 - Paris, Louvre: Wouldn't this make a beautiful Baroque garden?

Baroque Wolf Sculptures in a Louvre Courtyard This nice Baroque wolf lives in a courtyard of the Louvre.

Louvre Courtyard Looking through one of the upstairs windows of the Louvre's Denon wing, here is one of the majestic corners of the wolf's "pen" with a tall pavilion.

Louvre Courtyard Unfortunately, someone has plunked a modern modular office building right into the Baroque courtyard. Look at the wonderful curved staircases. With all the effort that's gone into making the halls of the Louvre a showcase for the art within, why ignore the view from the windows?

Louvre Courtyard Here you can see the lamp, the pool, and the ornate balustrade.

Louvre Courtyard Wouldn't it be great with some landscaping, fountains, paths, grass and flowers? I guess we can dream!

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