Saturday, February 27, 2010

Relaxing at the Louvre, Paris

Took this shot of a wonderful statue at the Louvre in Paris. Isn't she beautiful? The museum was so crowded, it was even hard to get this shot without anyone standing around. The funny this is that this is the statue of the "Sleeping Hermaphroditus". I didn't know it at the time, but when I walked around to the other side, it was a full on nude male!!! I was so shocked, I just kept laughing and forgot to get the picture of the male side. Now, I have to go back for that shot. For those with a historical bent, this is a Roman copy from the 2nd century AD after a Hellenistic original of the 2nd century BC. Anyway, it is old. From the Borghese Collection.