Emilio over at Photos by Emilio invited me to join in the 5 photos, 5 stories challenge. If you haven’t viewed Emilio’s awesome photos and seen his unique finishing touches, you really must pay him a visit. In addition to being quite the digital artist, he’s also one of the nicest bloggers I’ve met on here.
This challenge entails posting one photo a day (for five days) with a story, poem, or paragraph about it. I’ve really struggled with this challenge because most of the participants I’ve seen have had a theme to their stories and a theme for my own entry eluded me. However, I’m pleased to say I’ve come up with one now thanks to this first photo which I really enjoy and wanted to base my challenge around. Welcome to my 5 photos, 5 stories challenge built on a theme of:
WEIRDNESS AT THE LOUVRE
My entries were taken in 2013 when we made a trip to Paris. Our first day, we tackled the Louvre to appease my husband who is into museums of all sorts but especially loves art museums. My son (then 13) was, how shall I say it?, less than impressed. Art, I guess, isn’t a thing you’re born appreciating. What I found taking a child to the Louvre who hadn’t had a whole lot of exposure to art before then was that he really wasn’t interested. Oh, he had things he wanted to see because we had talked about them, but for those of you that have visited, I’m sure you’ll know how underwhelming the Mona Lisa actually is on first glance after all the build up it gets.
Anyway, I made it my quest to get him engaged with the art while we were there. All around the great halls we went and I had him mimicking the statues, looking for dogs (his favourite!) in the paintings, and by the end of our visit it was he who came upon a great sculpture and proclaimed it the Goblet of Fire (from the Harry Potter films). At that point, I knew I had him engaged. Mission accomplished.
Today, I’ll leave you with one of my favourite ‘mugs’ of one of his interactions with the artwork.
Tomorrow, we’ll venture outside the Louvre and show you a few very curious things we viewed there!