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A day of extreme studying at the Louvre

You know Paris's number one tourist trap, the Louvre. People come together here. For their love of art. Or so it seems. Today was more a day of shouting and screaming: tourists screaming, children shouting, strollers strolling - too many people, as usual during a holiday break (or just any usual day).
This used to be a place where people come to contemplate, now it is a big tourist machine, serving more than 7 million people a year.
Why not make it a slogan, like mc donalds:

The LOUVRE - 7 millions served!

And in the middle of it: we the students, trying to study for our exams in front of the artwork, surrounded by the noise made by one-day tourists from all over the globe: It's fucking Babel!
It got forbidden recently to take pictures in the most crowded rooms (certainly for circulation issues); when will they forbid people to shout?

So today I spent nearly 8 hours inside the Louvre with a friend of mine, working on Italian, Spanish and french paintings... and I nearly lost my voice from all the talk.

Only 17 days to go before exams start!


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