Louvre

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here are some photos taken at the Louvre Museum. Thanks for looking. :biggrin:

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Good photos.
It seemed curious that when I went to the Louvre that there was a permanent crowd looking at the Mona Lisa through her bullet proof glass, while there were 2 other more interesting Da Vincis in the museum side by side, not behind any covering, that when I saw them had nobody looking at them but me.
Lisa has a nice view of the enormous and more interesting than her Wedding Feast at Cana (Veronese) directly opposite her.
 

xdayv

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Great photos Dave. How did you manage to not get any people in your last shot?
Hiep, thanks. Probably because I went there on a Wednesday if my memory serves me right, the museum is closed on that day, hence there are fewer people. And the long exposure could have helped. cheers!
 

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Nice photos. Is the Louvre still crowded during the off-season? I've thought about flying there for a weekend just to check out the museum. The MET museum is my favorite on the planet, so I know the Louvre is right up my alley.
 

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Nice photos. Is the Louvre still crowded during the off-season? .
I went in November 2 years ago.
No, not particularly crowded when I went. I was warned of long queues to get in - but when I arrived there was no queue at all.
There were plenty of things I looked at where I was the only person looking, and some rooms where I was the only person in them for a while. But there are some things you would want to photo where I had to wait along time for people to stop standing in front of them posing for a photo, and then it was back to people in front of them (the ancient Roman statue of Diana was like that).
It's open late on some days, including the day I was there. When it goes past normal closing time they dimmed the lights and it was very atmospheric - and then there were very few people.
You can buy tickets on-line in advance - it's quite inexpensive.

One thing - there isn't any impressionist art and the ilk in the Louvre. The Orsay has all that.
 

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Nice photos. Is the Louvre still crowded during the off-season? I've thought about flying there for a weekend just to check out the museum. The MET museum is my favorite on the planet, so I know the Louvre is right up my alley.
Actually the Louvre is closed on Tuesdays, not Wednesdays. Wednesdays and Fridays it stays open until 10PM, which is a great occasion to see the most famous works without too many people, and yes indeed, a great atmosphere.
 
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