It will take you an hour to get through the ticket line to get into the Louvre. Spend an extra euro and get your tickets at Virgin outside the entrance. It was at once maddening, and hugely refreshing, to be in such a crowd. I love the fact that 100,000 people were cramming their way into an art museum at once. There’s still hope. Even if all many of them want is a photo like this of the Mona Lisa from behind bulletproof glass and in front of a thousand people to prove they were there, it still means it has value to them. That’s good, it’s really good.