Baccarat is the epitome of French luxury, a manufacture of crystal, in the North-East of France, named after the village in which it is located. Even the little boy's room is classy. I hid in a corner while I captured that scene, but I believe you can see me anyhow. Even in the loo, everything... Continue Reading →
The Great War (1914-1918) Museum in Meaux, near Paris, is a must-see. History is beautifully and minutely described amidst a setting of ultra modern architecture. Here are a few shots taken from my visit to that museum.
The museum is situated on the very grounds of Antoine Bourdelle's workshop. As well as visiting the original workshop, visitors are also able to view the 1949 extension to the building, in which a lot of very large statues can be found; like the clay version of the famous Hercules the archer statue (right-hand side)... Continue Reading →
This time I had time to take refuge from within the pyramid itself in order to shoot the building from the inside. I like the mix of modern and classic architecture in that picture. Once again, no tripod for I had just been told off by the warden who'd warned me as I was wiping... Continue Reading →
Funny enough, of all the pictures I took of Pei's glass pyramid, this is one of those I like best and I didn't use a tripod. Shot with high ISO values (6400) with my Nikon D600, I had to put up with a low speed exposure (1/30 sec) but as I was leaning on the... Continue Reading →
Another shot from Le Louvre at night. Given the weather conditions at the time, I wasn't really free to roam as rain was falling heavily on my camera. One of the reasons I selected this shot, beyond the reflections on the pavement, the Ferris wheel and the arch of triumph in the background (without seeing... Continue Reading →
Le louvre on a rainy night, last Sunday as I was struggling with my tripod and the drops which kept falling on my lens. Taken with my brand new D600 and its beautiful 24-85 mm at f 9 and therefore a considerable DOP . Full details page