Monalisa,da vinci and woh! #overratedDestination

15th Nov 2019
Day 1

The madness of Monalisa.

The experience of visiting the Louvre museum was enriching. I was awestruck to see the numerous marble sculptures, paintings and many more. After strolling through the various halls and rooms in the museum, the turn to visit the Monalisa came. Even before entering , i noticed the hall was distinctly more crowded. There were numerous paintings. There is a wall at the centre of the hall, covering  10% area . I entered the hall and walked past that wall to find, it's the wall for Monalisa. The frame is guarded and protected because of the numerous incidents of theft that happened in the past. I had not seen any piece of art, cladded with a bullet proof glass. Moreover, the maddening crowd infront of Monalisa was overwhelming. I don't have a huge knowledge of art, but of the little i know , there were such beautiful, intricate, intriguing paintings in the same hall itself and they were standing alone. Even few works of Leonardo Da Vinci like
"The virgin and child" or " Virgin of the rocks" i found much more intriguing than "Monalisa". Alas, these art pieces were standing alone, deprived of love.

I archived my experience with Monalisa into the sensor of my camera. The ekdalia evergreen of the Louvre ( this sentence is only for the people from Kolkata).

Disclaimer : it's my experience and personal opinion.  It is not meant for imposing specific views or endorsing a particular way of thinking. Also pardon me for any errors or omissions that you might come across. Feel free to let me know about it, I pledge to learn from them. Happy viewing.

Monalisa, da vinci and woh!

Photo of Louvre Museum, Rue de Rivoli, Paris, France by Sanhita Photography