memory for pictures...

19 Jun 2007 cal062 said

Just wondering how much memory people used for their photos on their trips and how long you were gone for.... <BR><BR>Thanks
  • 5 Jul 2007 nibbs said


    i recall my time in florence when i went into the museum that houses the statue of david. there were people standing around david trying to stop photos being snapped. but there were too many tourists and not enough security, so they were fighting a losing battle, because eventually everyone that wanted to take a photo managed to.

    at the Louvre do they throw people out who has the audacity to trying take photos of mona lisa? what would happen if 10 people, or everyone on your tour converged on this painting for a look, all preparing to take a photo? would there be enough security to stop everyone? you wouldn’t get arrested for such madness i hope.

  • 5 Jul 2007 Kristi said


    honestly I don’t think they will throw you out or arrest you for trying to take pics of her. What they did to me was block my view so I had a pic of them instead of her and kicked me out of the room she is in. Taking a pic of David was a piece of cake compared to the Mona Lisa! There were only two places where I completely respected the no photo rules were the sistine chapel and anne franks house.

  • 6 Jul 2007 bing4 said


    They will escort you out of the museum if you are asked repeatedly to stop and you don’t.

    As for the no photo rules they are put in place because if the flashes are used to much they can have a damaging effect to the artworks over a period of time.

    I have an art degree so I always respect the no photography rules. I appreciate that i have been fortunate enough enough to see the spectacular things that I have seen and am more than willing to shell out the euro for a postcard if it means that the work will still be around for my children and grandchildren to see some day.


  • 9 Jul 2007 *B* said


    Thanks Bing4, I was just thinking to myself why it was that you couldn’t take photo’s of her. But what you say makes perfect sence, I will now endevour not to take a photo of her when I go in septemeber.

  • 12 Jul 2007 nibbs said


    personally, i think that its a conspiracy to make people buy postcards or prints to create more revenue for the meseum.



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