January 5, 2012

Mona Lisa Through Their Eyes


They were disappointed by how small she was and that we had to stand so far back and that she was behind glass. But when Noah pulled out his camera, that famous face suddenly became much more interesting to both of them. I bet da Vinci never imagined his work would be viewed like this...behind so many layers of people, physical barriers, and digital lenses.

8 comments:

likeschocolate said...

I remember being mad when I saw it not because she is smaller than I had imagined, but because every time someone snapped a picture the light would go off in the case. It was late October when I saw her and there were still long lines of tourist. You were pretty lucky not to have so many people around it.

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

They didn't seem to be letting people use flashes when we were there (in November), but just like you we also had to wade through a crowd to get to the front. She's a popular lady!

Hausfrau said...

Crazy, isn't it? Regarding flash photography in the Louvre in general--it's not allowed, and people still do it all the time. Makes me nuts!

Tara said...

Oh what an opportunity, despite the crowds and distance!

Happy New Year to you.

greenthumb said...

Got to love kids how they see things, I don't rember her being behind glass but that was a long time ago now.

Lisa said...

We are going to be at the Louvre in March and my 8 year old is very excited to see the Mona Lisa. I've warned her about how crowded it will be and how small the painting is. She says she understands but I'm pretty sure that she'll be a bit disappointed anyway!

Steve said...

Hmmm...you're actually the first person to warn me that it's a small painting. I never knew that. Shows how much of an art buff I am. Still, I imagine it's one of those "must see" things. Exciting that your kids got a chance to see it.

Jessica said...

It seems like they have put even more barriers in place since we were there in 2009. It seems like we were able to go right up to painting. We did have to wade through a huge crowd of people though.