The weight of history

In Versailles, these tourists show a « Goyesque » discomfort among statues and paintings decorating the rooms of the King’s palace. Did they fear that the revolutionary citizens would come back centuries later to have their heads cut ? (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/125, ISO200

2 Responses to “The weight of history”

  1. photohogger dit :

    Fabulous capture!! Amazing light and love the expression/moment you caught!