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The Louvre glass pyramid has become one of the most favoured photo subjects and a landmark in Paris despite the controversy the construction of it triggered in the 1980s. Many people felt that the futuristic pyramid was misplaced in the courtyard of the Louvre Museum with its classical architecture. Nowadays people seem to love the contrast between the pyramid and the classical architecture.

Louvre in Paris is the largest museum in France and the most visited museum in the world. Louvre Museum was founded in 1793 and originally it housed the royal art collection. In 1980s the French president Mitterrand initiated a renovation of the Louvre museum. This project was named Grand Louvre. A large entrance hall was built in the form of a glass pyramid, designed by the architect I.M g Pei. The pyramid was placed in the middle of the Cour Napoleon. The pyramid is sourrounded by three smaller pyramids. The pyramid is one of the entrances to the museum.

This is my 3rd picture of a series of pictures of the pyramid taken in the same evening from different perpectives and/or in different lighting. Here is getting dark and the water of the fountain has been turned off and the the lighting that illuminates the Louvre musem buildings has been turned on.

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  • Copyright: ulf eriksson (UlfE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2528 W: 85 N: 3719] (14641)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-05-21
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Camera: Sony DSC-V3
  • Exposure: f/3.2, 1/8 seconds
  • Details: Tripod: Yes
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-12-22 21:06
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