Cluny Museum: Lines and patterns.

Above: Cascading light and rough masonry from Cluny Museum architecture create lines and patterns.  I like how the busts on the left and lady on the right direct the eye toward the smaller lady nearly dwarfed by rock.

Located in Paris, France, Musee de Cluny occupies two gorgeous buildings, the 1st century Gallo-Roman baths of Lutece and the  15th century townhouse of the abbots of Cluny.

The highlight for me was the amazing architecture of the building, one ceiling in particular.

The the many triangles with inlaid s-patterns are perfectly suited to the  Weekly Photo Challenge: “From lines to patterns.” The following photo uses a simple tactic. Setting the camera flat on its back, to get as much of the roof as possible.

A ceiling in the Cluny Museum in black a white. July 8, 2013.

A ceiling in the Cluny Museum in black and white. July 8, 2013.

The ancient busts have long seen wear and tear.

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6 Comments on “Cluny Museum: Lines and patterns.

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  2. Fantastic Pix! My favorite is the scene with light grey statuary in the back, shadows falling across, darker grey scarred statuary to the left front, and the woman in bright red, walking resolutely ahead toward the display, with cane, leg in cast, undaunted. Her firm walk, bright red coat do indeed hinge the entire picture.

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