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Napoleon III’s apartments at the Louvre – 12

Apart from the huge statuary, there are also examples of smaller pieces that showcase the skill of the age on display in the rooms once inhabited by French royalty.

Hercules capturing the Golden Hind. The idea of a female deer with stag-like antlers might be a retelling of tales of north-bound Greek travelers who might have come across reindeer in the sub-arctic regions (or at least heard of deer where both the male and the female of the species bear antlers). This was Hercules’ third labor.
Hercules and the Erymanthian Boar. For his fourth labor, Hercules captured this fearsome animal alive and brought it to Eurystheus. As a kid, I found it unbelievably funny that a klng would hide in a bronze jar from a pig. ๐Ÿ˜€

I wish I had had the time to go searching for the entire set, but seven hours of interminable walking was woefully inadequate to cover the Louvre, so I had to make do with two.


About hbhatnagar

I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then. I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. There were many reasons why I gradually became more regular in posting, but one way or the other, here I am! So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile! A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on(and trust me this does become an issue more often than I'd care to admit). I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog. I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly. I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice.


8 thoughts on “Napoleon III’s apartments at the Louvre – 12

  1. Very nice photos!

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    Posted by Carol Anne | 01/08/2019, 6:44 AM
  2. So many treasures in this apartments!!

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Amy | 01/08/2019, 12:52 AM
  3. My favorite thing to see at the Louvre. Love this!

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    Posted by Alison | 31/07/2019, 7:07 AM

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