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Photo of the Week – Paris

11 Comments 27 August 2010

Reflecting on the Louvre

My travels this week brought me back to a place I had been before 8 years ago – Paris.  The day was a mix of clouds and sun, as I photowalked through the city, I was lucky enough to get this brilliant sky when I reached the Louvre.  When I first visited Paris 8 years ago, it was my fist time in Europe.  I took a disposable camera with me to capture my memories…my how times have changed for me!

If you’d like to view other travel photos this Friday – check out Briefcase to Backpack’s Photo Friday

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11 Comments so far

  1. Laura says:

    Love the unique view, especially with the reflection in the glass. I bet you never thought 8 years ago you would be returning to the Louvre with a fancy camera in hand while traipsing around the world :)

    • admin says:

      Ha – I never would have bet a million dollars that my life would have ended up as it did! So fun to reflect upon where you’ve been – that’s why I loved this trip to Paris…plus this time I had a proper camera!
      Thanks for the kind words!

  2. Very neat. I could see the dark cloud to the side giving me the glimpse of your day before the Sun broke through.

  3. Dave and Deb says:

    Beautiful shot Sherry

  4. Anil says:

    Yes, how things have changed :) Curious how your first visit and this one were different?

    • admin says:

      Oh….I think you are reading my mind…am working on a blog post on the Then and Now for September! That was my favorite thing about this trip to Paris – to really consider how I’ve changes in those years as well as my views of the world!

  5. Eric says:

    That’s a great shot. Almost everyone I hear says the pyramid is hideously ugly. I think that is one reason I want to see it.

    • admin says:

      Well – it does seem out of place…but I think that was the point. From a photographic sense – it was a lot of fun to utilize it in composition!

  6. Anis Salvesen says:

    Great photo! I left my camera at the Louvre the first time I went there. It wasn’t so much the camera that I was sad to lose as the photos. None of my photos were as great as this one, though; mostly they were cheesy group photos.

    I’m looking forward to your Then and Now post!

  7. SpunkyGirl says:

    Fabulous shot! I love the reflection of the buildings and sky on the pyramid.

    I’ve visited the Louvre a couple of times. As far as the pyramid goes, it does look odd and out of place. It’s the clash between old and new, but in a city like Paris, I think it works.

  8. Vibeke says:

    This is a wonderful shot of a tricky subject matter! Job well done! As a Paris lover I always get impressed when I am introduced to this wonderful place through a new angle. Thanks!

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I'm Sherry, a corporate cube dweller turned nomadic traveler. I travel to off-the-beaten-path destinations to bring you unique travel experiences and photography. But it's not just about travel, it's also about life experiences of a middle age wanderer.
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