invariably, one walks by/around/through the most popular sights and no matter how jaded, something needs to be photographed. in this case, not only these columns, but also a lady that asked for a photo with her phone. it was nice in this instance to say "yes", rather than the more resigned and unenthusiastic "sure...". she was not like most people in the middle of the Louvre at night. she was of a quiet temperament and as if just in transit: physically and emotionally.