I meant to post this entry on January 6, on the day we celebrate the Epiphany but it was our last day in Paris and we left the apartment in a hurry to try to make the most of our day.
These two Adoration of the Magi are from the Italian Collection at the Louvre Museum. The photos were taken exactly a week ago, on my second visit to the museum. The Louvre was slightly less crowded after the New Year but it was still a struggle to appreciate the works of art without having a group and their guide get in the middle.
A detached fresco by Bernardino Luini (1485-1532)
A closer look.
A painting by Pietro Lorenzetti (c. 1280 - 1348) that was part of a portable retable.
A photo of a few galette des rois (king’s cake), a cake made for the festivity of the Epiphany. It is made of puff pastry and can be plain or filled with an almond flavored paste called frangipane. We saw many patisseries selling these cakes on the days leading to January 6.