I could not be happier when I heard that Louvre will be open in Abu Dhabi. This gave me a flashback to a childhood trip I had with my family in 2008, when we visited the Louvre in Paris for the first time. But so far, the Vatican museum in Rome is my favorite.
So, this Friday I decided to pass by the Louvre and check it out. Surprisingly it was crowded and I was happy to see so many people interested in history. Although it is preferable to buy your ticket online to avoid waiting for a long time in queue.
As I had my tour around the museum,I started remembering information I learnt back from my history classes during my school years. Such as Ramesses the Great who is known as the most powerful pharaoh of the Egyptian Empire or Athena the patron of the city of Athens who is also known as the goddess of wisdom. There was a statue of Athena that had me in awe, it presented her as having a military victory,where in one hand she had a small statue symbolizing victory and a spear in the other. There was also a splendid portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte painted by the French artist Jacques-Louis David between 1801 and 1805, given the title ” Napoleon Crossing the Alps’. And obviously the famous Pablo Picasso who lived most of his adult life in France and is known for his abstract and geometric art.
It was a refreshing tour of history but what was triggering me was the architecture of the place which was designed by the International architect Jean Nouvel. The inspiration of the lace dome came from the interlaced palm leaves that were traditionally used as a roofing material. The design caused an uplifting sensation by the enchanting rain of light effect it had.I cannot emphasize how much I loved that everything is in white, as it gives a spacious yet a minimalistic feeling to the building, a perfect place where light and shade are measured perfectly. Also,not to mention how the location helps the architecture, which gives the illusion that the building is a floating spaceship because it is in the middle of the sea.
As for the people asking about the dress I wore, it is still available at Zara but hurry up before it finishes because it’s beautiful and convenient for any occasion. I loved the velvet ribbon belt that matched perfectly with my heels, which Gianvitorossi proved that an outfit can never look any better than in a pretty bow! And off-course I couldn’t resist not wearing my French beret hat, that took me back to Paris.
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” We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” -Martin Luther King Location: Louvre, Abu Dhabi
Photos by: Mohammad Al Farran