The Louvre was very impressive even from the outside as the architecture has been inspiring artist & photographers for ages! It is truly beautiful! Everything inside was just beyond words & I felt the need to leave my camera at my side & take fewer pictures & simply enjoy the art within. I felt it inspire me & and excite me & even some I found appalling. That is the beauty & wonder of art & all in all it was a breathe of fresh air.
We also had a chance to visit the catacombs & in direct contrast of the breathe of fresh air I felt at the Louvre at this place I felt as if the wind had been sucked from my chest. It was beautiful but very heavy & deeply saddening. The amount of bones found at this place was overwhelming & yet people managed to create art in a way to honor the ones who had died.