The Mona Lisa in the Louvre. That is really all I am going to say, because before I went to Paris I knew of the Mona Lisa. It is perhaps the most famous painting ever. It is legendary. The hype surrounding it is incredible. What more do I need to say along those lines? Contrarily I had also heard quite a bit about how disappointing it was to see this legendary painting in real life, for all sorts of reasons. It is too small, the room is too crowded, it is overrated and over-hyped. What more would I possibly want to add to that?
The only thing I will say is ignore all of it, the good and the bad. Set it all aside and go see it for yourself, with your own eyes as fresh as possible.
(Personally, seeing the Mona Lisa was a bit magical for me)
I will jump in late on music Monday. I am not usually a participant for it, but I got introduced to a new band tonight that has completely captivated me. They’re a lot of fun. Peter and the Wolf is their name and the song for tonight, Chemistry Set, seemed to fit well in an odd way with this image. So enjoy.