Three years ago I attempted to photograph at the Louvre with my 8x10 at night. Unfortunately for me, the security police at the courtyard in front of the pyramid informed me tripods were not allowed. So, no images taken. A year later, staying in the area around the Grand Palais, I pulled my trolly carrying the 8x10 and handcarried my Ries tripod the 1/2 mile back to the Louvre and Tulieries complex. Luckily, there were no police on this night, and I had two hours at night to shoot at will. I am posting two images printed with engraved photopolymer plates on Rives BFK paper. Persistance pays off.