Fueling up before heading into the Louve.
Offering Flat David a bite of an apple.
|Flat David in front of the entrance to the Louve.|
It was a sunny day, so the lines were not long. People were lounging outside the Louve enjoying sunning by the pools around the entrance. We snapped a few photos, had a quick snack, and headed inside.
Our audio guide explained that the Louve was originally a fortress built on the right of the Seine, near where the rich people lived. We got to walk down in the basement around in what used to be the moat.
We spent most of our time today in the Greek, Roman, and Etruscan Antiquities. Our audio guide was on a Nintendo 3-DS. We could hear about statues, see a map of the region the statue came from, and a timeline of when the work was created all at the same time. It was wonderful to have all that information at our finger tips.
The audio guide had a GPS so it could just figure out where we were and either give us information about the room or offer to help us find our way from that location to where ever we wanted to go next.
We stuck pretty close together, because the museum is huge and we knew we wouldn't find each other easily if we got separated. We stayed so long, the docents formed a line (like riot guards) and walked forward moving us to the exit through "gentle persuasion". I wonder if they will recognize us when we get back there next.