Zaleucus: symbol of Justice

I went to the Louvre in Paris yesterday.

On the right is a picture of a sculpture depicting Zaluceus, the symbol of Justice. Having decreed a law condemning to blindness those found guilty of adultery, he forced his son to take one eye on his conviction, then removed one of his own.

The Louvre is one of the biggest museums in the world. One can spend months walking through it learning new things at every step. I wandered around for 3 hours or so, taking some pictures of those pieces that cought my eye. I was most taken back by the sheer quality of the sculptures done by the Greeks and Romans 2000 years ago. The lightness of the movements in those sculptures, the attention to the details of hair and cloth seem to mock the marble they were carved from.

Even the metro (underground) is beautiful.

There is a never ending flow of photos of it on flickr, and you can find some of mine here.

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