Musée du Louvre

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    The Louvre may be the most actively avoided museum in the world. Daunted by the richness and sheer size of the place (the side facing the Seine is some 700 m long) both visitors and locals often find the prospect of an afternoon at a smaller museum far more inviting. Eventually, most people do their duty and come, but many leave overwhelmed, unfulfilled, exhausted and frustrated at having got lost on their way to Da Vinci's Mona Lisa. (Lonely Planet)

    Stendhal's syndrome is a psychosomatic illness that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, confusion and even hallucinations when an individual is exposed to art, usually when the art is particularly 'beautiful' or a large amount of art is in a single place (wikipedia).

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    1. Tumpal Hutagalung 81 months ago | reply

      humorous shot... great capture!

    2. Ron Harmon 80 months ago | reply

      This little guy IS a piece of art. He belongs in that museum. Really good photo.

    3. Saskya 79 months ago | reply

      Fantastische foto :-) En het is waar... het Louvre heeft een grote aantrekkingskracht maar zodra je er 4 stappen binnen hebt gezet ben je al uitgeput en verdwaald. Er hangt/staat/ligt gewoon veel te veel moois. Zo jammer.

      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    4. Sorceria 79 months ago | reply

      I guess this is a soft, funny shot and a place to see for sure :-) But this is tacking composition (to my opinion) for the Jurors main pool.

      A NO from me at this time, but more jurors to come. Good luck!
      The Jurors Group


    5. Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria 79 months ago | reply

      Maybe this is not a great picture, but is funny and has a keen sense of humour.
      Yes from me.
      The Jurors Group

    6. Tomaocron 79 months ago | reply

      If this shot was not a set-up, kudos! If not, well it's still humorous. Sure, a YES for the pool =)
      The Jurors Group

    7. Oesters 79 months ago | reply

      Even if this was a set up it is perfectly photographed and staged. Your third Yes vote for the main pool and thank your for sharing.
      The Jurors Group

    8. Jack Simon 79 months ago | reply

      Directed here by Moser's Maureen who though he was the son of parents in my picture:
      Love your shot. I might have been tempted to pay him to get his hands in parallel with the sculpture, but you have more integrity than me.

    9. karl_nemo1954 78 months ago | reply

      Enfin de l'art vivant ! :-)
      Finally the art of living! :-)

      Repose en paix, doux prince.

    10. -pauline- 77 months ago | reply

      Vraiment très très bon! Il en a même enlevé ses chaussures, le pauvre. Trop d'art tue.
      Great shot! He's even taken off his shoes, poor lad. Art kills.

    11. gunnisal 73 months ago | reply

      Great capture! Wonderful.

    12. magellano 73 months ago | reply

      Splendid capture :-)

    13. Gabriele Parafioriti Photography 73 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called AMAZING TOURIST - POST 1 AWARD 3, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    14. jver64 68 months ago | reply

      Great coincidence!

    15. Marit Welker Photography 59 months ago | reply

      FANTASTIC juxtaposition here! LOVE it!!

    16. hannibal1107 7 months ago | reply

      Aha. I see I was not the first fat guy with a moustache to be overcome with sleepiness at the Louvre.

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