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Weekly Photo Challenge: One Love

Love Differences
location: Louvre Museum, Paris, France

For this week’s prompt, let me share these neon graffiti expressing love in many languages. I found them adorning the ramparts of the Louvre Museum in Paris.

Love Differences

 

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March 11, 2016 at 7:20 pm 9 comments

weekly photo challenge: symmetry

venus de milo
location: louvre museum, paris, france
 
i stood awestruck at the sight of venus de milo when i visited the louvre in paris a couple of years ago. she was indeed a thing of beauty. when i explored every bit of her, i could only see perfect symmetry.

she was one of the most famous works of ancient greek sculpture dating back to 150 b.c. discovered in the island of milos in 1820, she was thought to represent aphrodite, the greek goddess of love and beauty.

it was amazing to me how ancient she was. her features didn’t look any different from the women of today. in fact, she could stand head to toe with any models appearing in the current sports illustrated swimsuit issue.

the above picture was an attempt to make her mine. sigh, i failed miserably.

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February 13, 2015 at 1:05 pm 6 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

Mona Lisa Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa
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One of my favorite paintings of all time is the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). There was a time when I thought she even looked like my crush in college with her long dark hair parted in the middle. Well, that was before she broke my heart.

When I visited the Louvre Museum in Paris a couple of years ago, I got the chance to see the Mona Lisa in person. There she was with her enigmatic smile shielded by a thick bulletproof glass. If there was a surprise, it was her dimensions measuring a mere 31 x 21 inches. I always thought she was much bigger than that.

I didn’t have a hard time finding her. But I had a hard time taking a picture of her because of the crowd that couldn’t get enough of her. I guess that’s how it is when your reputation precedes you.

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February 6, 2015 at 3:16 pm 24 comments


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