Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

This week’s photo challenge is object where we are asked to focus on a single object for our subject and to make it clear what our focus was.  Kongo’s choice for this challenge is the clock at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris taken at night from a boat cruising the Seine.  Using a fast setting I was able to suppress any reflections from the building and just focus on the clock itself, which is illuminated from inside.  See more objects at the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.

Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Through

This week, Ailsa’s Travel Theme is “through” so Kongo has posted some through images from a recent visit to Paris.  Above, traffic along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées appears to go through the Arc de Triomphe but, of course, it gets to a huge traffic circle and goes around not through the famous landmark.  See more through images at Ailsa’s Where’s My Backpack blog.  

Musée de l’Armée

Last month while walking about Paris Kongo paid a brief visit to the Musée de l’Armée (Army Museum).  In modern French history—everything since the Revolution—starts and stops with Napoleon Bonaparte.  In the photograph above the emperor warrior towers above the entry courtyard in his iconic “hands inside his blouse” pose.  Kongo is a big fan of Napoleon and has studied most of his battles.  The Musée is an imposing place and one that pays fitting tribute to the history of this nation.