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When it comes to Paris, Arc de Triomphe has to be most impressive thing of all. In fact, Paris, France also has a museum that is a must-visit, especially for families with children. If you go to it, you should win a lot.
Today Scenic Records introduces you to Louvre.
Located on north bank of Seine in central Paris, France, Louvre ranks first among four largest museums in world.
The Louvre was built in 1204 to house royal archives and treasures. Since then, for almost a thousand years of history, 50 French kings, including 9 kings, continued to replenish collections after expansion of Louvre. So, scale of today has finally taken shape: collection has reached 400,000 pieces. However, the age of these exhibits is 1500 years.
During time of Charles V, Louvre was used as a royal palace. In middle of 16th century, during reign of Francis I, Louvre was demolished, rebuilt and expanded. Francis I spent a lot of money buying a large number of famous paintings, including Mona Lisa for collection.
Who would have thought that such a palace filled with artistic atmosphere was actually full of blood and gore during French Revolution, and a guillotine was built in Louvre.
When Napoleon was in power, for a long 12 years, Napoleon exported thousands of tons of works of art from occupied countries, and Louvre collection became more and more rich.
In 1980s, Louvre was renovated and expanded. And in front of Louvre, they built main entrance in form of a glass pyramid. This glass pyramid was designed by Chinese-American architect I. M. Pei. I. M. Pei received gold medals from American and French architectural institutions, as well as Pritzker Prize, highest international award in field of architecture.
A glass pyramid designed by I. M. Pei, crystal clear under sun and in light, like a diamond that shines bright all time.
There are more than 200 exhibition halls in Louvre, and it is impossible to visit them all at once. You can choose only most important exhibits and visit them selectively.
If you want to see Venus de Milo and Goddess of Victory in Samothrace, you need to enter Louvre through gate on other side of Seine.
Venus is goddess of love and beauty in ancient Greek mythology. This statue of Venus was completed in 150 BC. In a long history, for unknown reasons, this statue of Venus lost its left arm, and only half of its right arm remained. It is said that there were also sculptors who wanted to restore original appearance of statue of Venus, but could not cope with two-handed pose, so they had to give up.
Statue of goddess of victory, completed in third century BC. In ancient Greek mythology, goddess of victory named Naiji controls fate of people. This is a winged young goddess who caresses a harp and sings poetry. Now statue of Goddess of Victory has lost its head and arms, only one wing remains, but it is this one that remains, stretching outward, as if trying to object to something.
If you want to see Mona Lisa smile, it really isn't easy. There are always a lot of people in front of portrait of Mona Lisa, everyone holds their mobile phones up high, everyone takes pictures. It seems that they are all heads in front and it seems that they are all hands holding mobile phones in front.
After hard work, people in front have left one by one, and they can go ahead to have a look. It is inevitable that they will have more extravagant demands. They want to check if Mona Lisa is smiling 360 degrees at me. It is really difficult to carry out this check in a huge crowd. Too much thinking will inevitably lead to wasted time and will drag out viewing later.
The Louvre is truly one of must-see places in life, home to world-famous artistic treasures. Especially in Chinese world, three treasures of Louvre are recognized: statue of Venus, statue of goddess of victory and portrait of Mona Lisa.