I Have Seen the Mona Lisa

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    Yup! I saw the Mona Lisa in 1979...God, I'm getting old!
    RoseViolet RoseViolet
    46-50, F
    2 Responses May 2, 2011

    Summer 2007

    In 2007 I visited Paris for a couple of days and when I planned my "schedule" in order to see what you have to see without waiting for hours before you can enter the buildings I knew visiting the Louvre and the Mona Lisa would be part of my trip. We - well, I didn't make...
    expressionist expressionist
    26-30, F
    Nov 5, 2010

    Where? Where Is It?!

    It stood in the shadow of a beautiful renaissance painting. A lof of people say they thought it would be bigger. So I didn't expect a big painting. But that was disappointment on a whole new level. It. Was. Ugly. And. Boring. There are lots of beautiful things in that...
    Lola91 Lola91
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2008

    And Here She Is!

    I saw her a month ago..in her own special room at the Louvre...admired by many!
    akindheart akindheart
    61-65, F
    3 Responses Oct 31, 2011


    and I wasn't impressed. There is some seriously beautiful art in the Louvre, but the Mona Lisa is small, the only thing in the museum that's behind glass, and it was seriously crowded in there!
    GodlessSexMachine GodlessSexMachine
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 9, 2008

    Underwhelming and Awe-inspiring.

    I have yet to see the Mona Lisa.  I have heard many people describe it as underwhelming - so much hype, undoubtable one of the most recognised paintings in the Western world, and yet its quite small, under glass and one has to peer over the heads of the other tourists...
    auroraaustralis auroraaustralis
    13 Responses Apr 7, 2009
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