Once the largest royal residence in the world, the Louvre is now the third largest museum in the world. Since the Louvre Museum opened in 1793, its collection has grown to more than 380,000 objects, of which approximately 35,000 are currently on display. The building is located in the centre of Paris between the right bank of the Seine and Rue de Rivoli. Its courtyard is on the historic axis that stretches from the bell tower of the church of St-Germain-l'Auxerrois to the glass entrance pyramid of the Louvre and the Grande Arche in La Défense, with the Champs-Élysées at its core.
It is curiosity that drives us to explore new countries again and again. Getting to know new cultures, meeting new people and making friends. The best way to get to know a country is to travel from place to place, stop in charming little places and capture people's lives through the camera lens. Our curiosity should be open to the culture and mentality of these people. We should treat one another with respect.
When we walk through a museum and look at the relics of the past, admire the elaborate paintings of the Renaissance, we realize that we are only a tiny bit of history are rewritten every day. Long before photography existed, artists were able to create images that gave the viewer the feeling of being in the middle of the action. To be part of the whole. These paintings are given their well-deserved place in the unique architecture of the Musee du Louvre in Paris.