Eleanora I. Pad Amazing French Adventure- Entry #2

Tall, short, wide, teeny-tiny, loud, not-so-teeny tiny, blond, black, red, brown, gray, bald, pink, blue old, young, crabby, smiling, laughing, crying, yelling, angry, happy, sad, running, moving, hand-holding, sometimes lost PEOPLE!   Today my human wanted to visit the Louvre...well, I as an iPad must admit for all the hype, I don't think I have it in me to tag along again.  Thousands if not millions of humans in every form, shape and color of hair rushing by, it reminded me of an extremely productive ant farm.  Of course my human just HAD to see the big M.L. which in retrospect is not all that large when placed on her own wall behind bullet proof glass with her own set of guards.  My human is claustrophobic and I heard her say it was a bit much to be bumped and pushed and squished between 500 other humans.  The funny thing is though, the front line, that place where there's nothing but 25 feet of space and a few guards between She and you, was a coveted place for....wait for it....something called SELFIES!  Yep, 100's of them, and my human felt sad, wondering what the great Leonardo would think of that.  My human wonders what happened to art appreciation, to gazing at her in all her wonder as she stares out at the circus erupting before her eyes.  And no, I did not catch her eyes mysteriously following anyone, but rather that she would like to walk right out of the frame, find a cozy space and take a nice siesta!  Hang a sign next to the empty painting "Mona will be back in 3 hours" like the Santa at the malls do.  If they can, why can't she?  

Then on to a very very very large sacred place called the Norte Dame Cathedral..it appears the best way to avoid crowds is wait until the venue closes, and just like that fewer humans show up!  So we walked all the way around the outside of the place, must say those artisans and craftsmen from many centuries were a gifted bunch.  I feel quite sure this place had more statuary just on the outside of it than the museum had altogether!  Ok maybe not, but there was a ton, as a minimalist I thought it a bit overkill, but I suppose they had not yet heard of "less is more"  Among the statuary were hundreds of a scary item called gargoyles.  I suppose they are to protect and chase away evil spirits and all, so I captured a peculiar looking fellow (actually they were ALL pretty peculiar!  The Norte Dame Cathedral was, in all her intricate glory, an architectural and yes, sacred wonder.  Here is my rendition of a lovely chaser-of-evil...and anyone who has a bit of sense after these creatures study you as you pass!  Enjoy & Love to All!

Gary F. Gargoyl

Gary F. Gargoyl