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.]

13 comments:

  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.

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

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  3. Beautiful picture you show :) Hanne Bente

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  4. Wonderfully done B&W, Alexa!
    http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2013/02/lampshade-and-shade.html

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  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.

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

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

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  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.

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  9. Wonderful composition and light in this great shot!
    :)

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

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