February 25, 2008

Mona Lisa

They've changed the rules of the Grand Gallery at the Louvre... Anyone can now take as many pictures as they will.. Here's one -

But the fantasy is lost.. The last time I was there, I had a fun time trying to get past the guard's attentions in getting a clandestine picture of the lady.. In fact I have saved well over 10 shaken photographs from that trip. This time around, it was simple.. If you waited for 2 minutes, you would get a position in the dead center and could take a photo square on. How boring.

7 comments:

Sethu said...

Really...that sounds so weird...anyway, next visit to Louvre, dont need to hid the camera from Mona Lisa

Jaya said...

Oh I didnt hide the camera at all.. This picture was from a slight angle to the center. I have many others that I took while I was at it. This is one of them. I have many more pics of the grand gallery as I flamboyantly whipped out the camera and clicked away. :)

Sethu said...

I wanted to go today to take the picture of Mona Lisa....didnt get time..have to wait one month....its only free on first sunday, dont feel like paying to take just one picture...so bad...

Jaya said...

The Louvre has a lot more treasures than just the Mona Lisa. And its just 9 euros.. Thats cheap for something that magnitude

Sethu said...

You are right....its huge and 9 euro is somewhat cheap and there are lot more than mona lisa...to be frank, I could not figure out why Mona Lisa is so famous...may be because I am not art crazy...

Jaya said...

She is famous bcoz Da Vinci claimed she was his best work of art and carried her everywhere he went thereafter... And from a Master who has painted some of the most brilliant paintings in the Renaissance period, it was a tall claim. Mona Lisa is simply famous because of that.

The Muse ... said...

Lol! :D.

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