Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Escalier du Ministre - Louvre

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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.

Musée du Louvre
75001, Paris


Lisa Graham said...

Central Park in New York City has an amazing stone staircase. Your photo made me think of it. How beautiful this is. One day...

Jeanie said...

I think Napoleon's apartments were my favorite part of the Louvre. This is beautiful and I love it in black and white!

Alexa said...

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!)

Mary said...

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!

LOLfromPasa said...

Exquisite! (Gosh, I hope I spelled it right :)).

Malyss said...

I like to walk into famous people's steps!It's impressive, and makes me dream!

JoeinVegas said...

People used to put a lot of work into the details. (well, at least for the boss)

Loree said...

That's a very beautiful staircase.

Jack said...

Really? And without an invitation from the Minister of State?

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

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.


Daryl said...

i would love to see that in person

Gunn said...


Sooooo elegant!:)