Friday, November 19, 2010

Small Details






Some of my favorite small details from the Ingres Museum in Montauban, France. Housed in a seventeenth century palace, the Musee Ingres is filled with a collection of artworks and artifacts related to Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres 1780-1867. The museum served as a temporary hiding place for the Mona Lisa during World War ll. Kick, Molly and I spent a rainy day at the museum this past summer and felt as if we were living in the past - it has an enormous basement chamber, three flights underground, that dates back to the 15th century. Only in France.

6 comments:

becky up the hill said...

Dream..sigh..such rich history, thanks.

tales from an oc cottage said...

What an amazing day that must have been!

m ^..^

Mandy said...

Beautiful photos.
Hugs
Mandy x

molly said...

that was some crazy basement shit, i totally forgot about that bit.
very rad.

Anonymous said...

Alisa says....
I love all of your small details...reminds me to stop and see beauty everyday.

Lisa said...

Gorgeous, thank you for these snippets of loveliness. ~~Lisa