Saturday, February 4, 2012

Catching Up On Photos

After Friday's visit to the Cézanne exhibit, we walked to the Louvre Museum. Not to go to the Louvre, but to find the Apple Store that's supposed to be nearby. 

As long as we're at the Louvre, we might as well go in the gift shop since I'm looking for another sketchpad. This place is amazing even if you don't buy a ticket to go in. Just enter thru the glass pyramid and wander around the public areas. Or hang out in the vast courtyard outside... if it's not 17° like it was Friday afternoon.

Back at the apartment, with a wee fee connection, Google told us the Apple Store was on the north side of the Louvre. We went there, searched to the right, then to the left. Nothing. We finally asked a sidewalk vendor and it seems there's an upscale mall under the Louvre, and that's where the Apple shrine, I mean store, is.

This inverted pyramid is a skylight that mirrors the shape of the main entrance glass pyramid. Lots of people have their photo taken here. pretending they're holding up the inverted pyramid.

Is this spot special or what?

The iconic pyramid entrance and a tiny fraction of the Louvre courtyard.

When you walk through one of the passages that connect the courtyard with the streets on north and south sides of the complex, giant glass windows let you see some of the exhibit space inside.

The mall beneath the Louvre. 

Stopped in the mall's Starbucks for a latte, a rest break and to use their wee fee connection.

Inside the main entrance pyramid.

As we walked across town we saw another smiley cat painting on the side of a building. Turns out he's Mr. Cat and he's famous. He shows up here, New York, Amsterdam. The creator was anonymous for a long time, but finally was outed. The whole store is at

There are 60 Mr Cats in Paris, mostly on chimneys.