Louvre

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by xdayv, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    Dave
    here are some photos taken at the Louvre Museum. Thanks for looking. :biggrin:

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  2. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    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.
     
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  3. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    Great set!! I love the 3rd shot but they are all great.
     
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  4. Gwendal

    Gwendal Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 6, 2010
    Spot on on this one ! love the Mona Lisa as well, though.
     
  5. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord

    Nov 4, 2010
    Globetrotter
    Andrew
    i've always wanted to take a photo of the Louvre, and your set (especially the last photo) made me want to go there even more! great set, mate!
     
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  6. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Great photos Dave. How did you manage to not get any people in your last shot?
     
  7. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    Dave
    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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  8. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    That second one is great but I just can't place it.:tongue:
     
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  9. brianb032

    brianb032 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 10, 2011
    N.Carolina
    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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  10. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    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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  11. Gwendal

    Gwendal Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 6, 2010
    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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