The Louvre

No…. it’s not a real word, I just made it up. But Louvrephiles do exist and I’m definitely one of them. Today was about the 17th time I’ve been to the Louvre during my 7 month stint here in Paris. When I arrived my girlfriend and I got the carte louvre jeunes for only 32euro […]

Byzantine Jesus

Byzantine-era Jesus inside the Haghia Sophia. One thing that struck me is that before halos became gold ring-looking things hovering over the heads of Jesus, Saints and 5year-old Angels, they looked more like what some would describe as an aura. A similar ring is often shown in depictions of Gautama the Buddha as well as […]