Easter Week, Sunday

I really love the Louvre.

Rock star..?

…no. Just a rather modest portrait of a lady with a curious expression.

One of my favourite parts of the Louvre is the Africa, Asia, the Americas and Oceania exhibition. It’s very interesting to see art so far removed from the Italian and French paintings that hang on the vast walls upstairs.

Yes! They have one of the heads from Easter Island!

That’s an offering from Canada.


Who’s this chap?

He’s appearing all over the place. Unfortunately I’ve only caught him with my camera twice, but I’ll update this post with more sightings if and when he surfaces.

Update 1: It appears he hides behind things sometimes.

Update 2:

He doesn’t always stay in stations.

Update 3:


La Défense

La Défense is a business district in the West of Paris. It’s vast. It seems like there are no cars for miles; it eerily quiet, only the sound of rushing wind.

La Grande Arche de la Défense is an enormous hollow cube at one end of La Défense. It is a monument to humanitarian ideals.

The Canopy under the Arch looks almost organic.

It’s an unreal, futuristic environment.

But a couple find it a nice place for a picnic. Another arch, a monument to something very different, can be seen in the distance.