Emilio over at Photos by Emilio invited me to join in the 5 photos, 5 stories challenge. If you haven’t viewed Emilio’s awesome photos and seen his unique finishing touches, you really must pay him a visit. In addition to being quite the digital artist, he’s also one of the nicest bloggers I’ve met on here.
Continuing on my theme of WEIRDNESS AT THE LOUVRE….
Finally! The end of this challenge and our last weird, head-scratching situation outside the Louvre. As I’m sure you’ve seen already, it seems the Louvre is many things to many people, both inside and outside its walls.
I think this last photo really sums up the whole OUTSIDE THE LOUVRE experience that my son and I watched in the time we were there…just how extremely COMFORTABLE people were to be themselves, doing their own thing, with very little regard for how anyone else took it in. It wasn’t rudeness but instead just a very relaxed feeling that each person/group belonged here doing exactly what they were doing exactly when they were doing it without any sort of scruples. Perhaps I picked up on this because I’m NOT generally a person that feels comfortable enough to change my pants in public or assume acrobatic positions in the middle of a public area.
To illustrate that comfort level further, I share this last pic taken as we were moseying along the gardens and happened upon these two fellows…..not in a quiet corner like you’d expect, but just off to the side enough to be out of the way of falling acrobats or random clown/biker groups going by. How many people do you think associate the Louvre with a great nap?
These two were quite soundly asleep as we went by as evidenced by their lack of acknowledgement by even an eyelid movement with all the activity nearby taking place and the shouts of young children and noise of the traffic all around. Now that’s making yourself right at home, huh? Actually, rereading what I just wrote…..maybe we should’ve checked…Perhaps they weren’t just catching a few winks but actually eternally sleeping?
Maybe this challenge theme wasn’t my best idea…now I’m going to be wondering about this probably for the rest of my days!
Thanks for tagging along on this challenge and thanks again to Emilio for bringing me in on this one!
I guess this is the point where I’m supposed to nominate others to take up the challenge but I like how another blogger did it best……A GROUP INVITE…..if you feel like it, join right in!