Friday, November 9, 2012

In For Repairs


Yesterday I posted this photograph on my Facebook Virginia Jones Photography page.  Several readers asked about this room at the Louvre.  I took these in 2008 so I am not certain where it's located but it's an area visible to the public, so I was not trespassing!  I remembered correctly (quelle suprise) that there was also a way to look down from another floor and found the second photo that I share today as well.

14 comments:

martinealison said...

Les voiles sur les statues apportent une atmosphère très particulière... Une sorte de cérémonial... J'AIME !
Gros bisous

VenetiaMicio said...

C'est très beau et merci pour le partage !
bises
Danielle

Katherine said...

Yes, yes - we enjoyed seeing this space when at the Louvre four years ago. It was interesting to seeing work being performed on pieces. I need to revisit my pictures from the trip.

French Girl in Seattle said...

That lady is waiting for her first (tenth?) round of cosmetic surgery and clearly wishes to remain anonymous... :-) -- Veronique

Starman said...

I've seen it but can't remember where in the Louvre it's located.

Alexa said...

I love this part of the museum! If I remember right, it's just off the Cour Marly, on the ground floor. Have a bon weekend, V --

Kristie Franklin said...

So, this is where pieces go for repair. For some reason I never really thought about the need for having a place like this in the Louvre.

Very interesting. :)

I hope you have a great weekend, V.

Kiki said...

ZUT ALORS.... I remember that place too and I also have no idea WHEN I saw this and if it's still 'open to the public'
Sorry to be of no help!
Bonne fin de la semaine, chérie :)

Clista Fischer said...

Hi Virginia! If my memory serves me correctly, I think you can see into this room if you turn to your right instead of heading up the grand stairway to the Winged Victory of Samothrace. If I were there, I'd run over to the Louvre and check it out. Hope our paths cross again some day as we wander around Paris! - Clista

Vreni said...

I also took pictures of this room! I thought it was nice that all these sculptures were not completely hidden from the visitors.

Virginia said...

Clista....janvier??? :)
V

Clista Fischer said...

Oui, Madame! Imagine my surprise when I saw myself with you and Petter popping off the page while catching up on blogs a couple of months ago--when we met in the Cour due Commerce. It truly is a small world! Happy Holidays!

Virginia said...

Clista, I hope we will meet there again, janvier peut-etre?
V

Clista Fischer said...

Virginia - No plans in place yet for 2013 but I know it won't be in January. Have fun and I'll be following along with you. I will get your attention when I plan my next trip! Hi to Mary, as well!