Escalier du Ministre
in the Richelieu wing of the Louvre
The Louvre is filled with architectural designs and details,
and this staircase, Escalier du Ministre,
led up to the private apartments of the Minister of State.
If you visit this area of the museum, you can walk up these steps
just as the royal visitors once did,
and amble through the apartments of Napoleon III.
It is interesting to discover the many elegant designs
of the Louvre staircases.
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Central Park in New York City has an amazing stone staircase. Your photo made me think of it. How beautiful this is. One day...
I think Napoleon's apartments were my favorite part of the Louvre. This is beautiful and I love it in black and white!
Nice detail, Genie. And perfect in black and white. (Last time I visited the apartments of Napoleon III, my friend and I were the only ones there. If not for the guards, we could have made ourselves right at home!)
Oh staircases! I love them in all their wonder. :). And this one is so magnificent. It's in the Louvre, so it wouldn't be any other way but wonderful!
Exquisite! (Gosh, I hope I spelled it right :)).
I like to walk into famous people's steps!It's impressive, and makes me dream!
People used to put a lot of work into the details. (well, at least for the boss)
That's a very beautiful staircase.
Really? And without an invitation from the Minister of State?
So glad that you liked this in b/w, Jeanie,as the muted golds were hard to resist.
The last time I was there with my husband (his first time), we almost had the place to ourselves. This was an amazing palace.
I have sketched 4 or 5 museum staircases but I have scarcely begun... Well, I guess that I should return for more.
i would love to see that in person
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