Sunday, May 20, 2007

One night at the museum


Last night was a special night in Paris - and in many European countries : La nuit des musées (Museum night). More than 1 500 museums remained open at least until midnight and visitors could walk in for free. It's the 3rd year that this event is taking place and I really think it's a great idea. Above is a photo of a sculpture that you can see in a wonderful museum located in the 8th arrondissement: le musée Jacquemart André. Have a wonderful Sunday.

22 comments:

  1. Oooh how sexy! and what a great idea!

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  2. Great idea, almost like London's that are free all the time, then ;-) I think that red thing must be their bed for when everyone goes home.

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  3. That's a great idea! That couple looks great, by the way.

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  4. lol Ham!! ... and mmm what a lovely idea.

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  5. Very clever use of the mirror...... and love the colour!!!

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  6. Hahaha, I think Ham is right, the red thing does look like a bed!
    That's a really smart idea, but I think museums should always be free... so everyone can go to them. As a poor university student, I hate it when I have to pay to go see things....

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  7. I love the off-center capture of the couple, matched up with the mirror reflection. Very nice!

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  8. That sounds fun.
    On a personal note I want to thank you Eric for creating this DP community. I have enjoyed posting and seeing other photos from around the world but today is the last Orange County Daily Photo.
    Thanks again. I will continue to stop by. -Ryan of OC Photos

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  9. We have this, too, the night of the museum. It's a great thing - as your photo, that shows a nice reflection of the loving couple.

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  10. You have chance. The museums the night, that must be superb, with a athmosphere very different from the day. In Martel, we have a Museum, but it was not open for this festival.

    My blog photographs on the town of Martel

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  11. I LOVE this wonderful photograph! The couple is framed in the mirror and by the door frame, and the symmetry of the real sculpture and the mirror image makes for great composition. That spot of red "zing" behind the statue is a good foil for all that yellow. Super shot! I hope I can be there in the future for one of these musum nights. When we lived in San Francisco all the museums were free on the first Wednesday of the month, and since I lived within walking distance I went nearly every month. . .of course it was during the day and every school class within 100 miles was also taking advantage of the free day. . .:-) Here in Seattle I think there are free Thursday evenings. I'll have to check.
    -Kim

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  12. like the color and reflect in the mirror!

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  13. That must be what you describe as a French kiss, non?

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  14. Eric, I absolutely love your site and this particular image reminds me why I love Paris. There is soooo much to see and this Museum is one of my favorites. Anyone who has been to Paris more than once, should check this one out.

    Thanks for making each visit to your site so very rewarding, I especially love your annotation of each photo and the links. It is a pleasure to visit each day! CHEERS

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  15. I would have taken advantage of this special day so much! My french teacher recommended me visiting this museum, don't know if I'll have the time though..

    This is a great picture and clever title!

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  16. Wow I just clicked on the link, it really seems a wonderful museum, what a dream that residence was! I think I better make time to visit this place.

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  17. Hi everyone, I'm sorry not to be able to reply to your comments more often, but I am currently working on a new layout for PDP and it takes a LOT OF TIME.

    Anyway I'm glad you enjoyed this photo - no the red part is NOT a bed, but a table!! And yes Olive Museums should be free, but... someone has to pay for the work of the artists.

    In Paris, most museaums are free on the first Sunday morning of the month (kind of like in SF according to Kim - well except that it's the 1st wednesday there ;).

    Or... you can choose to be a journalist, in which case you no longer pay to enter ANY museum!

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  18. Aaaaah c'est tres tres joli, ça !
    Excellent cadrage, intéressante perspective, belle lumière jaune, et sujet si parisien: l'amour !
    J'aime beaucoup !

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