Monday, October 26, 2009

Captured at the Louvre


I find this photo amusing - even if not very original! - I would have posted it earlier, but I wanted to find out what the statue was about beforehand. I did not find it... Unfortunately I've looked everywhere and did not find anything. I'm sure that, like with Fernand Léger's painting 4 days ago, someone will come up with the solution...We changed the time in Paris last night (probably like in most countries in the world) and I really don't like it when it gets dark so early... [Sorry for the late posting again, it's my fault!]

34 comments:

  1. Definitely worth waiting for Eric! Superb!

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  2. Ah! at the Louvre you say? brilliant. stay snap-happy my friend i'm following all the way!

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  3. Eric
    Originality is often overrated.
    Your photo is perfect and interesting as usual!

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  4. Oh I love it! I have seen this statue before and I just can't think of the name. Hopefully someone will have an answer...

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  5. Great capture, Eric! I like the hands too.

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  6. I like the photo, too. I like that it seems you're not taking the photo in the moment since one can't see shapes in the background that make up the photo. To me, that makes it look like someone appreciating a meaningful image rather than hands just snapping a shot. (Of course, the camera's tilted, so the subject may be just off to the left, but I like the moody interpretation better!)

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  7. Actually, given the nature of this statue, I think it might be more fun to make up a title.

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  8. I find the photo VERY amusing, the way you captured it is perfect! Makes me wish I was there to see the statue in person.

    We´ve changed the time here too, except that it gets darker later now. But nothing compared to summertime in Europe, when it´s still clear at 10pm. I love it!

    About your late posting, don´t ever apologise Eric! You can do whatever you want. It´s just that we got so used to you and your posts that when it´s a little late we begin to wonder if everything´s fine with you! No pressure, just worries.

    Have a great week everyone!

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  9. Eric, as always, thank you for posting these delights. It may not seem original to you, but not everyone lives in Paris!

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  10. That is a very interesting photo. Thanks for posting and reminding me of why I love Paris and miss it terribly (even though it has only been a few days since we left)!

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  11. I thought it might be Laocoon, from the Trojan War story, but only if that is a snake attacking them. It looks more one wrestler attacking another, so I'm wondering if it's a Hercules story. More research is necessary.

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  12. I think you were in Cour Marly. I can't do the virtual tour because the system at work won't let me download QuickTime. Anyone else...?

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  13. I have a picture of this too—talk about a pain in the butt! This poor fellow being attacked by a lion while his hand is stuck in the tree trunk is Milo of Croton, a famous 6th-c. BC athlete. The sculpture was done in the 1600s by Pierre Puget, a sculptor from Marseille.
    Love your interpretation, Eric, and you could never be un-original!

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  14. Impressive Alexa! Do you "wow" all the guys with your knowledge? Have I introduced you to Jeff yet? Oops, I think you're married....oh well, we don't have to tell (Mr)Alexa now do we?

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  15. Yep, there it is, just Google Milo of Croton. Well done, Alexa! The Wikipedia info is helpful.

    No, Michael, never met the girl!

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  16. I was wrong about the location, also: it's in Cour Puget, of course!!

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  17. Jeff, I hear a song ringing in my head...

    Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match...

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  18. Trop fort!!!
    Je suis ébloui :)
    rien moins que ça ... :))
    je ne sais pas où tu peux trouver des choses pareilles... Trop fort!!!

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  19. There is no Mr. Alexa, Michael, but I do spend a ridiculous amount of time with my ex. He is not that impressed by the random and mostly useless info floating around the fringes of my consciousness. But when I first saw this I wanted to know who the poor guy was. Ouch. Jeff and I meet up regularly here and at Venice Daily Photo, btw.

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  20. So a rendez-vous in Venice has been taking place right beneath our keyboards and we never knew. Hmmmm

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  21. Bravo Alexa and Eric. This is indeed one candid (or should it be "Candide"?) shot! Alexa, you do amaze with your knowledge. BTW...R U watching the World Series?

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  22. Now, about the Yankees...

    Everyone loves to hate them, but they have a classy bunch of players. Since Roger Clemens has been gone, there have been no sleazeballs on the roster. I love the Yanks. I also love the Phillies. This will be a great World Series, and of course this is completely relevant to PDP, M Coltrane, because one of the two teams will have a hand caught in a tree while being attacked by a lion.

    Also, we have the Barye lion and snake sculpture from the Tuileries here in Minneapolis right now.

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  23. What's not original about it? I've never seen one like it.

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  24. Unless we're counting Michael's profile photo!

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  25. I only meant that it was two hands holding up a photo - tsk tsk on you Michael!

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  26. hey, that photo didn't load for me yesterday.

    Can't wait for DST to end and go back to PST, but it's not for 2 or 3 weeks, I think. One extra hour of sleep, Yessssssssssssssss! (even for one day, it's cause for celebration)

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  27. Thanks for the info Alexa. I knew I could count on you (all my visitors)!

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  28. Eric this is a great shot. Last year , I took the lead from my French amis and turned back my clock a week early!!! THis year I was more alert. I hate it when we go off DST. So depressing.
    V

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  29. I, too, love this shot. And knew someone around here would know about the statue.

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  30. "laocoon and his sons"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laoco%C3%B6n_and_His_Sons

    :]

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  31. I love this shot! I love your creativity! Thanks for allowing me to live in Paris vicariously through you! A daily treat that's not fattening and a great way to start the day! ciao ciao Valorie

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