Once in a Lifetime

This line which streched around two sides of a large building was to see Salvatori Mundi, the Savior of the World, painted by Leornardo da Vinci. It was sold a few years ago for very little but is going up for auction soon and will be bought for hundreds of millions probably. The Christie auction house put it on display for three days at the Minnesota Street Project, a really beautiful building, in San Francisco. We had the time so after an Uber drive and two metro rides, we were there.

There it is rather like Mona Lisa at the Louvre. I wonder if the Lounvre Museum will buy it? That is Maurice in the yellow shirt.

My photo sort of from the side as I never was able to get in front.

One hand giving a benediction.

One hand holding a crystal globe representing the world.

A look at someone’s photo on their iPhone.

2 thoughts to “Once in a Lifetime”

  1. Wow! Was your timing good – three days displayed and you were in the right place at the right time! I know how exciting it was to see it. We were thrilled to see de Vinci’s “Lady With an Ermine” when we were in Krakow. His work is breathtaking. I hope it’s purchased by a museum and not by some billionaire who keeps it in his private gallery. I spotted Maurice immediately, before I read your comment. 🙂

  2. I hadn’t heard of this painting but I do hope whoever buys it displays it do we all can see it. So glad Maurice had joined you on your adventures. Thanks for playing along with Dreaming of France.

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