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Paris 2014: Returning to the Louvre for Monochrome Madness 30

I have decided to return to the photos I took at the Louvre last May to choose my entry for week #30 of Laura and Leanne’s Monochrome Madness Challenge over on Leanne’s website (Click here to see my entry for … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: Attila the Hun and Ste Genevieve

It was the year 451 AD and the great Roman Empire was beginning to crumble. The Goths and the Visigoths and the Vandals had been crossing the Rhine and entering Roman-occupied Gaul for the last forty years. And now came … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: The Saint Louis Wall in the Pantheon

Throughout the 19th century the Pantheon went back and forth between being a church and a mausoleum. During one of those periods when it was again called L’Eglise Saint-Genevieve a decision was made to decorate with murals the bare walls … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: The Pantheon’s Story of Joan of Arc

The Hundred Years War was waning and France was losing. Half of the country was scorched and parched and impoverished, thanks to Henry V and his invading English army. The other half was on the side of the English. Then … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: Jan Vermeer and The Monuments Men

Jan (aka Johannes) Vermeer was an obscure but now renowned Dutch painter of the 17th century. Only 35 of his works (some experts say 37) are still in existence and two of them sit side by side in the Louvre. … Continue reading

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London 2013: The British Museum (Part Four) — Photographing the Elgin Marbles

I brought three lenses with me to London along with my Canon 60D DSLR. The Canon 24-105mm zoom lens is the one that’s usually on my camera and the one that I most often use during my travels. The 50mm … Continue reading

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