PARIS IMAGES: THE LOUVRE ~ WINGED VICTORY OF SAMOTHRACE

Also called “Nike of Samothrace.” Greek goddess Nike (Victory.) Estimated to have been sculpted 200-190 B.C. One of the most celebrated sculptures in the world and arguably the greatest masterpiece of Hellenistic sculpture. Discovered in 1863. Representing a battle at sea.

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PARIS IMAGES: OUTSIDE THE LOUVRE

 

 

Images from pre-dawn (get there early!) of the Louvre Pyramid (architect I.M. Pei).. to the end of my visit. You can also see the robotic machine they operate to clean the windows of the pyramid (towards the end of the pictorial):louvre 002 louvre 003 louvre 004 louvre 006 louvre 007 louvre 008 louvre 009 louvre 010 louvre 012 louvre 013 louvre 034 louvre 035 louvre 041 louvre 109 louvre 110 louvre 111 louvre 113 louvre 115 louvre 144 louvre 145 louvre 146 louvre 147 louvre 148 louvre 149 louvre 151

24dec14. Paris, France.