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Rita Crane Photography:  France / Paris / Louvre / I.M. Pei / Pyramid du Louvre / architecture / people / Sunday Afternoon at the Louvre, Paris | by Rita Crane Photography
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Rita Crane Photography: France / Paris / Louvre / I.M. Pei / Pyramid du Louvre / architecture / people / Sunday Afternoon at the Louvre, Paris

Reposting this one .... See it Large on black. Click on the photo for better detail....and yes....those are hundreds of people waiting patiently in line to get into the Louvre.

 

Les foules attendaient pour entrer au Louvre, pendant que moi, je cherchais plutot des motifs en dehors des musees! J'ai biensure ete etonnee par le monde qui patientait gentilment pour voir ce musee celebre. Meme que la lumiere etait plutot 'platte', j'ai tente plusieurs photos. Celle-ci etait ma preferee. Pendant un autre voyage j'avais fait la photo ci-dessous, car j'aime surtout les scenes atmospheriques qu'aportent la pluie et le crepuscule.

 

I was walking by the Louvre on a Sunday afternoon and was stunned to find hundreds of visitors lined up patiently to get into the museum. Wanting to record it, I walked about for a while to find a good angle of view. The street where I had been standing when I came upon this scene didn't make such a good foreground so I moved back even farther to include the landscaping as an interesting and colorful layer. I like how the people add a sense of scale and bring another dimension to the composition and story.

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Taken on March 26, 2005