In 1940, knowing that France was falling into the hands of the Germans, the workers of the Louvre took action. All 400,000 works were evacuated and sent to the south of France. In secret they transported the priceless paintings and statues, and held by wealthy families in Vichy,where they would remain for five years, only returning at the end of the war.The quick action of the workers without a doubt saved the masterpieces from becoming part of the over 5 million works that were looted by the Nazis during the war.
I’m picturing the Nazis showing up to find the place empty and nobody there but a night watchman who says he doesn’t know anything about any paintings and statues.
Going through my Collection Development stuff from last night, and pretty much the only thing I have written down is “I’m a search ninja.”
Concept art for Mary Poppins
I was tagged by theawkwardterrier to do the Book Challenge (which I feel like I did a really time ago, but can’t find it to see if my books are different. Anyway…)
Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list.
1. The Secret Garden - Francis Hodgsen Burnett
2. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
3. The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants series - Ann Brashares
4. Relic (or Cabinet of Curiosities. I can’t decide.) - Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
5. A Northern Light - Jennifer Donnelly
6. The Inkheart trilogy - Cornelia Funke
7. A Great and Terrible Beauty - Libba Bray
8. Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follet
9. The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
10. The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux
(But really. You don’t have to. Promise.)
(P.S. If there’s anyone else out there who wants to do this, consider this your official “tag.”)
Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, Children’s Room, North Cincinnati Branch, year unknown.
the last one though
don’t forget all dads have mustaches. if your dad doesn’t have one, he’s not your real dad. be aware