front & center

i couldn't take my eyes off of this couple and they couldn't take their eyes off of mona :) they looked pretty sweet standing there, arm in arm, apparently in awe of the masterpiece in front of them.

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  • Tom Floyd PRO 3y

    This is funny. when i visited, there were about 100 tourists from Japan, all had cameras, and all were trying to take a picture of the Mona Lisa. The two overwhelmed security guards were in a frenzy, trying to tell them no pictures are allowed. So, i walked around them and got my pic's.
    I have to say, i was a little surprised at the size if it. I suppose all the years of hearing about the Mona Lisa made it much bigger in my mind. I was expecting something 4' x 4'
  • Jason Trbovich PRO 3y

    I like the bokeh effect with the Mona Lisa in the background.
  • joolieboolie PRO 3y

    Tom Floyd :) i think they might have been listening to the audio tour :) i agree with you...i expected it to be much much bigger. it was cool to see it, but watching the crowd was a little more fun :)
  • joolieboolie PRO 3y

    Jason Trbovich thanks for checking it out :)
  • Andres Cadena 3y

    Very cool photo! You captured the mood of the moment. :)
  • joolieboolie PRO 3y

    Andres Cadena thanks. they seemed so unaffected by the hullabaloo surrounding them :)
  • Karen Portin PRO 3y

    I love this! Your take on ML is superb!
  • joolieboolie PRO 3y

    Karen Portin thanks. it was cool to see it, but the people added so much more to being there :)
  • Great Beyond PRO 3y

    It was fascinating to see the people more interested in taking a picture of the Mona Lisa than actually viewing the Mona Lisa. People would press to the front of the line, snap a quick picture, chimp the shot, snap again and then scurry on their way. They didn't actually bother to look at the painting(s).

    Sheesh, if that's all you care about people, buy a postcard!

    This one, on the other hand, is a great crowd reaction shot. I love the context of the couple watching the painting. Well done!
  • joolieboolie PRO 3y

    Great Beyond thank you! it was a different kind of museum experience :)
  • Glenn Stuart 3y

    Awesome shot!!!
  • joolieboolie PRO 3y

    Glenn Stuart thank you :)
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