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July 22nd, 2005 by MrLuxuryFashionGuru

And here they come, the best of the lot of over 600 pictures taken.  The truth is that digicams make you lazy and shutter-happy.  Oh well.  The captions are just barely readable if you mouseover the images.  If you really want to read the captions properly go to the “photos” section (link on the left bar).

Taken during my random wandering around the central parts of Paris on Bastille Day.  Many streets were closed so I just went wherever I could.

Place Vendome (14 Jul 2005)



I was just outside the Louvre when I was surprised by the aerial displays for the military parade that was underway.  I’m glad I managed to snap a few shots of this particular fly-past.

Tricolour fly-past over the Louvre (14 Jul 2005)



The Louvre was free-entry that day so I took advantage of the opportunity to wander around the vast museum.  I originally had no intention of jostling with the crowds looking for the Mona Lisa but while I was standing in the entrance hall beneath I.M. Pei’s pyramid a young Panamanian woman came up to me, pointed at the picture of the iconic painting on her brochure and asked, "You know where this is?"  Goodness knows why she asked me, since I was clearly a tourist, camera and all.  In any case, I led her to the room where the canvas hung (with a brief but obligatory photo call at the headless Winged Victory on the landing), where we snapped pictures of each other in the most touristy of Parisien spots.

Mona Lisa and Me (14 Jul 2005)


The next five pictures are a series of portraits taken in the Louvre and the Mus

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2 Responses to “Photo-fest!”

  1. lu-en Says:

    Those are some really great photos, Jason 🙂

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