On select days the water fountains at the French Palace of Versailles are turned on and synchronised with music. Our path through the sprawling gardens took us to the mirror fountain (bassin de miroir).
On days when the fountains are active, there is an additional entry fee. Given our experience of two playing fountains, it is difficult to justify.
The mirror fountain performs with the music Jeux d’Eau playing from loud speakers in the surrounding vegetation. My short film does not use the original music.
The Louvre is Paris‘s primary museum. The Louvre is home to the treasures of the French empire and nation. Inside felt busy, at places congested, and frantic. Tour groups battled with each other to head directly to the big ticket items.
As a couple, we were insignificant in the crowd. We spent a day wandering around. Once you have seen the world’s most famous paintings and sculptures, it is possible to find calm in the less trafficked parts of the complex.
The lift caught my eye early on. When I first passed the circular waist high surround, I assumed an empty information desk or contact point. It looked like a kisosk at the base of the stairs. A reasonable location to help those coming and going.
Only later did we see the lift in action. After that it seemed rarely out of action. The lift constantly ferrying visitors up and down. I watched, filmed, and put together a short film of the public lift in the Louvre.
The Musée de l’Orangerie is an art gallery of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings located in the west corner of the Tuileries Gardens next to the Place de la Concorde in Paris. Though most famous for being the permanent home for eight Water Lilies murals by Claude Monet, the museum also contains works by Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri Rousseau, Alfred Sisley, Chaim Soutine, and Maurice Utrillo, among others. Wikipedia