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.
The Louvre Museum 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 4th picture of a series of pictures of the pyramid taken in the same evening from different perpectives and/or in different lighting. This one taken from a little bit different POV than my previous post and it was also a little bit darker.
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PJE (20758) 2009-12-26 22:27
Ulf you have done a very excellent job of capturing the Louvre pyramid in this frame. I love the lighting illumination and inspiring reflections in the water. Wonderful viewing to say the least. Thanks for sharing.
MGHPARSI (717) 2009-12-26 23:25
very nice night scenery and good place!
saxo042 (35202) 2009-12-26 23:33
God morgon Ulf,
This is maybe your best contribution in the "Louvre" series. The pyramid is very well illuminated here and the inclusion of a person gives a good reference to the size. Fine reflections in the water.
tober (8797) 2009-12-27 0:27
One of the most fascinating photos of the Louvre & the glass pyramid in front of it. Very elegant. Regards.
carper (96) 2009-12-27 0:31
another fine one out this series of yours Ulf.
a good one again, fine composition, good balance, the person on the shot is important for the perspective, good photo job here, I like it, have a fine day.
PaulVDV (18754) 2009-12-27 2:36
Splendid colours of the pyramid and the Louvre building under the wonderful blue sky.
I specially like the transition of the colours on the pyramid and on its reflection in the water.
Best regards, Paul
holmertz (33523) 2009-12-27 3:35
I think it's the person standing by the pyramid that makes this photo special. That little silhouette gives proportions to the nicely lit glass construction, which is beautifully reflected.
Hälsningar och god fortsättning,
angie-barcelona (2784) 2009-12-27 11:06
the lights of this picture are excellents. My congratulations!!!
danyy (0) 2009-12-28 0:08
des couleurs très fortes et chaudes dans cette photo où se mêlent des styles architeccturaux d'époques très distantes.
Bien cadrée et exposée.
jhm (130662) 2009-12-28 4:27
You chose one of the best angles for these wonderful picture.
Also quality and sharpness are excellent for look at.
Composition and presentation are superb.
Nice contrast to the present season.
Also a good perspective and depth image, peacefully place.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
s_lush (16128) 2010-01-01 12:16
You have chosen the good moment for the capturing and perfect composition to show both modern and classical architecture. Excellently captured with very high quality and informatively commented in the note. Great job!
danos (80288) 2010-01-03 0:36
Good morning Ulf,
i have seen through your uploaded photos all the angle of this spectacular construction,the Louvre glass pyramid! I like the perfect management of the light conditions as the reflections too.Informative your note as well.
I wish,you and your family a wonderful, peaceful and prosperous New Year,Danos
Longroute (19392) 2010-01-04 2:11
One must really open these photos of yours to appreciate the splendor of these lights and reflections. The colours and the play of shapes and perspective is very intriguing and together with the excellent clarity make this photo very incisive and a pleasure to look at. Actually looking a second time at them all it is difficult to decide which is best!
Happy New Year,
COSTANTINO (46512) 2010-12-11 13:03
excellent capture of the Louvre glass pyramid
its very nice to know one of the most
favoured photo subjects,
delicate colors,nic idea