Versailles and the Louvre

Of course we had to spend a day at Versailles and the Louvre or our trip to Paris wouldn’t be complete. From the Louvre – in addition to the close up of an Egyptian sarcophagus I posted the other day – our favorites were definitely the Mona Lisa (I thought the reflections in the bottom were kind of interesting, though I may remove them later on), Venus de Milo, and our #1 favorite Winged Victory of Samothrace.

Versailles was amazing too. Kim and I kept looking at each other and asking ourselves why anyone would need so much space/stuff. But it was all really cool to see. As we were leaving the clouds were moving inĀ for a pretty heavy, but short-livedĀ rain and I caught a glimpse of the statue of the woman holding the caduceus and grabbed a shot, thinking of my mom (a nurse), and it’s actually one of my favorites with how the clouds and shadows really work for me. The final image at the bottom… I have no idea what it is but thought it looked interesting. I don’t think there was a description nearby and if there was it would’ve been in French. So if anyone knows what this thing is, let me know.

More to come…

  • Dude, image #10 is a total show-stopper for me. Just awesome!

    May 25, 2008 at 8:47 pm
  • I’m taking the stairs as my fav.

    May 26, 2008 at 6:09 am
  • how lucky are you that there were no crowds around? Awesome!

    May 26, 2008 at 10:36 pm
  • The trick is, shooting in such a way that you don’t see the crowds. Most of the large open spaces where there are no people were locations that were roped off. And many of the others have tons of people just outside of the frame. As you know, if it’s not in the frame, it doesn’t exist!

    Thanks for all the great comments everybody!

    May 27, 2008 at 8:51 am

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