Friday, February 8, 2013

The Weekend in Black and White

It's unusual to find this colonnade empty
because it leads directly to the courtyard of
the Louvre, the most-visited museum in the
world—more than 8 million people per year
(equivalent to almost the entire population of
all five boroughs of New York City).

[To see more monochromes, visit Dragonstar's meme.]


  1. With no contemporary references one feels that one could walk down the corridor, turn, and step 130 years into the past (James Tissot, “In the Louvre [L’Esthetique].)

    Or maybe just grab a quick bite to eat.

  2. A great B&W composition.
    Well done!

  3. Beautiful picture you show :) Hanne Bente

  4. Wonderfully done B&W, Alexa!

  5. Wow! What a gorgeous photo. I don't know if it's just me, but it looks like 3D image for me. The ceiling looks like popping out. So beautiful. Well done.

  6. Oh, I've always loved these columns and corridor. Beautiful BW.

  7. Thanks, all! TG -- your first link is perfect, your second perfectly frightening!

  8. This is lovely Alexa, how lucky for you to capture this.
    & re your Best of 2012 post, I would have picked your hawk from the Galapagos too.

  9. Wonderful composition and light in this great shot!

  10. Beautiful! Particularly since it's a shot in a million. What a place!


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