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breadth or depth

“Spending an idle morning watching people look at art is hardly a scientific experiment, but it rekindles a perennial question: What exactly are we looking for when we roam as tourists around museums? As with so many things right in front of us, the answer may be no less useful for being familiar.”

(Via At Louvre, Many Stop to Snap but Few Stay to Focus.)

One of my favorite experiences in Paris was the Louvre, mostly because of this gentleman, Eric Smee:

Eric Smee- tourguide extraordinaire

It was like a mini art class for a few hours. He started the tour by offering an out: He was going to show us less than the other tour guides would, but he’d spend more time discussing each one.

I was pretty happy that we happened to get his tour.

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