Day #142 in lockdown Mumbai, India hotel…More photos from Paris in 2014…Part 2, Le Louvre, a memorable visit…

In taking this photo from a window, I later thought it was a photo of a painting. But, it was a photo we took of Le Louvre courtyard from a balcony.

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Today’s photos are from the post from August 12, 2014, while in Paris, France. See the link here for more photos.
In this photo you can see a reflection of a statue behind me and also, me taking the photo.

We are only a few days away from going “live” with our new site. A few finishing touches are being completed today and tomorrow after our comprehensive review of what our developer has done thus far. 

Small jewelry boxes created in the finest of detail.

Along the way, we’ve added and changed several items, but nearing completion, one major final review was completed by both of us this morning, resulting in today’s late post.

Another room with royal treasures.

It’s after noon and I’m just getting started with today’s post and most likely I’ll breeze through it. I am totally obsessed with a Netflix series, The 100, which I’ve been watching after uploading each day’s post over the past week. 

Clocks are a common theme in several modern art areas of the museum.

Tom doesn’t care for sci-fi or dystopian-type shows so I am on my own on this one. Once the post is uploaded and Tom proofreads it, I use my earbuds while I watch one or two episodes on my laptop, between my hourly walks. At 3:00 pm each day, together, we escape into a few shows we watch together in the afternoon before dinner.

Perhaps an official or a self-portrait.

After dinner, we watch our favorite nighttime shows until bedtime. Once dinner arrives, I will have completed walking for the day, but often stop the afternoon shows to continue walking until I reach four or five miles, alternating each respectively each day. 

Exquisite stained glass windows.

Our days consist of shower, dress, hand wash laundry, dress, walk, eat, prepare the post, walk, prepare post, walk, prepare the post, watch shows, walk, watch shows, walk, eat, watch shows, sleep. Boring, eh?

Pocket watches.

Any financial or business matters, we must attend to are generally accomplished after breakfast and after at least a mile of walking. Throughout my life, I’ve always completed the tasks I dreaded the most, before doing anything I enjoyed more.

Art is more symbolic than literal to be interpreted by the beholder, as in the case in these beautiful pieces.

When I owned a business for most of my adult life, I rarely scheduled appointments before 10 am enabling me to get those dreaded tasks handled first, to free up my mind for the rest of the day’s activities. It’s no different now.

Mother and child.

These days, once I start streaming a show, I can rest easy that no imminent tasks are hovering in my mind, allowing me to totally relax and go to a mindless place, free of thoughts about our current situation and COVID-19.

Religious connotation.

Tom often listens to his favorite podcasts without using his earbuds. While I’m preparing the day’s post, I somewhat listen along with him, although I’m busy doing the post. Multitasking.

As we peered outside there didn’t appear to be many visitors in the courtyard. Most of them were already inside trying to take photos of the more popular works of art.

As shown today, we’ve added more photos from Le Louvre, as part 2 of the old post from this date on August 12, 2014. See the link here. We hope you are enjoying these old photos. 

Heaven and earth.

I doubt we’ll ever have to “repeat the repeats” since we currently have almost 3000 total posts. I can’t imagine being in lockdown for another 9 years. But, at this point, anything is possible. Who knows how long this will last?

We loved the depth in this painting.

India is holding its #3 position in the world with the highest number of cases, although its population of over 1.3 billion certainly attributes to these high numbers. India’s death rate per million population is considerably lower than many other countries, but then again, the tracking could be off considerably.

This is Queen Marie de Medici by Frans Pourbus.

We hope you are finding ways to entertain yourself when you have “downtime” and for those of you working, we pray you stay healthy and safe during this challenging time.

Be well.


Photo from one year ago today, August 12, 2019:
There were no photos posted one year ago today, as we boarded the cruise to the Baltic. Here‘s the link to the post without photos.

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