However, we were able to wander through the rest of the museum almost completely uninterrupted. Thing is, the Louvre is very cavernous and there could easily be thousands of people looking through the other wings without creating any obvious crowd.
Whilest some of the most impressive and amazing European artworks of the past 800 years, stolen by Napoleon between 1792 and 1812 from all over the continent and beyond was on display just a few more steps away.
Mankind is doomed.[/QUOTE]
I'm sure mankind is doomed, but I'll enjoy the lack of traffic around all of the cool stuff that I actually want to see in the meantime.
That being said, I'll be the first to admit that not even a fraction of my worst fears are ever validated after actually visiting a foreign country.
Honestly, I find that a countries internal problems are usually a bigger issue for travelers than any international relationship.
When you go to another country you not only fall under their laws nor have citizen's rights, but police, judges and jurors are always friendly towards foreigners. Increasingly this can be particularly true concerning Americans.