Once over the bridge we walked to our next destination, which was a large open square with wooden stages being set up in this part of the Louvre. As we went through the archway, the same group of hustlers had moved there too and were hassling people going through towards the Louvre pyramid. To one side of the passage was a street entertainer playing the violin.
We walked around the crowds and the pyramid.
At the right hand side of the square past the pyramid we turned and went through a high vaulted passage. The passage had views into other spaces within the Louvre.
Then we crossed to pass these glass sided buildings and the turned towards Palais Royale.
Through another passageway and there were the sculptures in the Palais Royale .
Walking to our left we were in a garden with a covered walkway. Walking down the walkway we came to a café and stopped for a drink.
Inside the café, I had a hot mulled wine which was incredibly spicy. The walkway ran alongside the the trees in the garden. These are the gardens behind ‘Emily’ and her friends when they had coffees or lunch in the Palais Royale
I did spend some time back in the archway that we had first entered the square trying to capture silhouettes.
Then it was back to the sculptures to try and find subjects to photograph.
A model shoot was taking place at the side of the square. I took this shot and moved closer for a better look.
The photographer saw me and my camera and asked me not to take pictures. The poor model was absolutely freezing without a coat and I left them alone in peace.