Monday, April 19, 2010

Musée du Louvre on a rainy night

We came back to Lourve one night to see how the pyramids were lightened at night. The Louvre Pyramid was like a big shining diamond surrounded by the stillness and beauty of the old palace.

We walked through a side gate and were greeted by well-dressed gentlemen playing a beautiful melody with his cello (if I'm not wrong). The place was so empty and quiet and the only thing you could hear was the sound of music flowing and moving in the air. We just wanted to stay just a little bit longer but was too eager to see the pyramids so we moved on.

Shortly after we walked around, admiring the beautiful scene, taking a few pictures, all of sudden, it started to rain. A sound of saxophone stopped us to stay and listen. It wasn't quiet as there were a dozen or two of people sheltered from the rain. But rising above all the noises from the talking and the rain, the tune was sad, lonely, and touching. It was 'The Autumn Leaves'.

A street artist
(Canon 40D, 85mm f1.8)

This is a photo of my friend, who accompanied us when we were in Paris. I hadn't met him for like 7 years, or more. I'm not sure at that moment, he was in a moody kind of place but for me, it was a memorable shot I had of him. The photo was not technically perfect, not sharp, and noisy. But who cares?

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(Canon 40D, 85mm f1.8)

People rushing in to shelter from the rain...

When the rain came...
(Olympus E520, ZD 12-60mm)

...and out again when the rain stopped. So did we.

After the rain
(Olympus E520, ZD 12-60mm)

After the rain, I took some more photos before we went back to our hotel.

Pyramid
(Olympus E520, ZD 12-60mm)

Pyramid
(Olympus E520, ZD 12-60mm)

And these are the only photos of Paris at night that I took :)

Musée du Louvre @ Night
(Olympus E520, ZD 12-60mm)

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