I found a holiday snap from several years back. We went to visit the Mona Lisa.

The most famous painting in the world was protected by thick bullet proof glass.

We were kept at a safe distance so there’s not even the slightest chance of inspecting Leonardo da Vinci’s individual brush strokes or find the contrasts between light and shadow. So, it was a disappointment.

But you can always look at the brighter side of life. So I turned my camera around and took a shot of my fellow museum visitors. They had all come to pay homage as we had. And I would love to have painted them. I’m sure Leonardo would have too!


What could they be thinking, I wonder?