Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Dragon in the Louvre



I almost missed this cranky dragon, but after shooting the elegant staircase,
I turned and saw him just this close. 
I would say that he got up on the wrong side of the bed!


 
I am going to add him to my Louvre scavenger hunt list.  Do you want to play?


Louvre
75001, Paris

21 comments:

Sylvia K said...

It's been a cranky dragon day today, so I can relate to this guy!! A Louvre scavenger hunt sounds like fun!! Hope you have great day!!

Hugs
Sylvia

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
How absolutely splendid. One wonders if workmanship of this kind, where the emphasis is on so much attention to detail, will ever again be repeated. We live in different times, of course, but so much of modern architecture today can best be described as shoddy. But not all!

Rob-bear said...

Qu'on peut-il faire avec un dragon excentrique?
Pas beaucoup, excepté prennent sa photo.

Gros bisous, Génie.

TheChieftess said...

What cool detail!!! Love this!!!

Malyss said...

A good play would be to look for all dragons in Paris. I'm sure you'd be surprised...

Rob and Mandy said...

What is it about dragons in Europe??? They're everywhere, even on the welsh flag! Barcelona is absolutely full of them, can't walk around without seeing a few!
I think I know where yours is.

Jack said...

This guy is going to have an unhappy surprise when he gets to the flame! Nice detail, Genie.

M said...

Excellent find! Yes, I want to play!!! I think he is trying to hiss enough fire to turn on the light ;)

Jana said...

I agree with another follower....nice detail

Virginia said...

I could get lost in the exquisite details of Paris. I think this guy's trying to turn out the lights!
V

Cezar and Léia said...

Superb image!
I like the angle, you have that special feeling about doing wonderful compositions, bravo!
Léia

Brooke said...

What an unexpected and beautiful detail. So cool! i'd love to see that guy in person!

Murissa Shalapata said...

Love this detail!

The Wanderfull Traveler

Alexa said...

Maybe he's yawning (and only if you actually live in the Louvre as he does could you be that blasé about your surroundings). You could probably spend a few days ignoring the art and just looking at the Louvre itself. I think your scavenger hunt is a wonderful idea!

Starman said...

A very unlikely place to find a dragon. I probably would have missed it.

Debs said...

I would love to play haha. A scavenger hunt in the Louvre! Most people miss these little details. You've captured the little cranky dragon perfectly.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Genie
Just point me towards any art or architecture and I am in heaven..
Beautiful Genie.
Thank you so much for visiting Bebe in Holland.. I will have her pick you a tulip!
fondly,
Penny

Randy said...

Looks like he's missed a meal or two.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I have favorite places in the Louvre, but honestly it had been several years since my last visit. I felt that it was important that my husband visit on his first trip to Paris and I led him to a tour of "highlights" of the Louvre. You really cannot absorb it in a day or a week even.

I visited a few favorite spots and a few that the tourist must visit. I tried last year to see the Prado museum in Madrid in half a day and it is just overwhelming to take it all in.

I love scavenger hunts and have made several for friends traveling to Paris with children. I think that a scavenger hunt for adults in a place like Tuilleries or the Louvre is fun as well with a group of people.

Thank you for your comments about my little friend here. I will visit him again to renew our acquaintance. Send me an email if you want me to tell you where I found him.

Bises,
Genie

Clueless in Boston said...

Beautiful. I love iron ornamentation details like this.

Lisa Farmer Designs said...

So glad you didn't miss the dragon He may be out of sorts but I still love him!!