Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Lourve: Galerie d'Apollon

Sorry to disappoint you but we're not done with The Louvre yet.

This particular section of the gallery is called the Galerie d'Apollon.

Comparing with the other galleries, this one has got to be the most zhng-ed one in the whole of The Louvre. It seemed like Ah Lien was here & she did a complete makeover of the place.

This whole thing was commisioned by Louis XIV who was the Sun King in the 1660s. The designs on the ceiling & walls depict Apollo, which was a representation of King Louis himself, strangely. It's wierd how some people can be so rich & powerful that they start to think that they're gods.

But that's really no different from a particular 'royal' family in Sarawak.

These must be the over-decorated & over-zhng-ed drinking cups used by Louis XIV.

This was the most interesting display in the entire hall.

This was the Coronation Crown for the King. Strangely, it looked very cheap & devoid of anything expensive.

But when you see the Queen's Crown, you'd go WHAT THE?!!

Who's really in charge here?!!

But then again, it shouldn't be surprising. Royalty or not, the husbands always wear the cheap RM5 white Teck Kong T-shirt while the wife carries a RM5,000 LV bag.

Heheheh. Actually, both of the crowns could have been the King's lah. But all the same, the Teck Kong T-shirt & LV analogy still stands.


Denise ^ ChickyEGG said...

I waaaaaant fooooooooD ....

terri@adailyobsession said...

haha, true true, about the rm5 t shirts n lv bags. somehow i don't think i can stand a guy if its the other way arnd.
but what a beautiful crown, n those duck eggs-sized jewels!

Greg Wee said...

For a crown like that, the head that wears it has to be really worthy enough.

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