Mona Lisa: Eyebrows There Should Be Two

September 30, 2013

LIFESTYLE / Out and About / Travel / Uncategorized

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Are you tired of seeing pictures of me in this outfit yet? Yes, the majority of Paris photos were taken on this day slash I packed one trench and one scarf b/c we had just come from a Mediterranean Cruise in bathing suits.

Behind me is the Mona Lisa which lives in the Louvre Museum. Small right? Why is it so interesting? Honestly, after seeing a lot of other paintings of her time, she was the only one with real personality. You can connect to what she’s thinking or feeling. She’s a mirror while the other pictured¬†women of her time were characters as opposed to real people.

The wait to get into the Louvre soon after opening on a Friday in mid-September was about 20 minutes (no museum pass). Mona resides in a room soon after the entrance. Luckily the viewers move quickly and you can have as much time with her as you want but there can be a short wait to get close. It was sooo worth it.

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(Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci-retouched, via Wikipedia)

Imagine Leonardo seeing his beauty there behind thick glass and pickpocket warning signs. Keep your eyes on the Mona Lisa and your hands on your wallet.

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Why do you think the painting is so interesting? My sister and I have some movie one-liner faves and this makes our top ten. “Eyebrows. There should be two,” is from Miss Congeniality.