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Musee du Louvre
former palace of kings; richest art museum worldwide; contains Mona Lisa and Vénus de Milo
cathedral, most famous Catholic church in the world, has bigger windows, lighter material, a little rounder, not as intimidating
Built on the highest part of Paris, this white church which looks like a mosque, dominates the city.
1243-1248. Paris. leads to king's apartments. Chapel of the Palace. late gothic: much smaller, not a focus on height anymore. no flying buttresses because not as tall--butresses allowed for more height. tall, not wide. emphasis on the vertical. still projections, recessions, transparency of walls. 90 percent glass on interior walls. blue and gold paint=french monarchy. bible stories and Louis' exploits. focus on decorative splendidness. also reliquary.
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