Friday, September 2, 2011

Louvre Pyramid and full moon


Through the glass and steel of I. M. Pei's Pyramid, is seen a full moon and Pavillon de l'Horloge, architecture from different centuries gracing the Napoleon Courtyard of the Louvre.

Bon weekend

Louvre Pyramid
Cour Napoleon
75001, Paris

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44 comments:

Kellie @ Sasse Avenue said...

Hi Genie,

I absolutely adore your photography and thoughtful captions.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Kellie x

Richard Moisan said...

Un petit morceau de pyramide... Voilà, en effet, une architecture bien différente de celles auxquelles tu nous as habituées, Génie!

Pet said...

I would say this is XXI century Paris, with a touch of always.

Malyss said...

Beautyful contrast between the straight and squares lines, and the moon above, all in curves..A symbol of the relationships between ephemeral and ever lasting?..

dive said...

Beautifully captured, Genie.
Have a great weekend!

Pupottina said...

it's a beautiful photo

Shell Sherree said...

I love this, Genie. Wishing you a magical weekend...

Forest Dream Weaver said...

What a stunning photo Genie,lovely composition......looking back in time through a modern structure to the historic Louvre and the ancient moon.

Happy weekend!
Ruby

Joe said...

Great photo. I like the incorporation of the moon. I would imagine that this modern architecture in the midst of such history would have created quite a controversy.

biebkriebels said...

Wow, a great photo. A whole new way to look at the piramid.

brattcat said...

as if it's caught in a man-made web. beautiful shot.

Gringo said...

Yes, beautiful shot Genie.

M said...

Fantastic angle! That April moon was majestic! Love your photos ... Loved being there as you were taking them! Bon weekend!!!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

What a magical shot Genie! I mean, the Louvre is magical just by itself. But even more so with the perfectly round moon!

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Interesting shot!

Birdman said...

Pei did our museum here. Quite a mind.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a brilliant shot Genie, and I love Brattcat's comment, she is spot on! Love the mixture of old and new with the moon ever watching over the whole scene. Hope you have a wonderful weekend Genie.

Rob-bear said...

Intriguing photo, Genie! The moon amid all the glass and reflections.

Rob said...

Nice one! Through the pyramid at night, perfect!

Virginia said...

I love this Genie. Très belle!
V

arabesque said...

hi Genie, tres belle foto of the louvre, nothing gets more dramatic than this. ^0^

ps: was hoping to send you an email,
can you comment back on my blog?
tnx! ^0^

Harriet said...

This photo makes me want to be in Paris experiencing this for myself!

Sylvia K said...

What an awesome capture, Genie! I love it and it is dramatic! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, mon ami! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Paris Paul said...

Super lines and great angles! Another winner...

'Tsuki said...

Great subjet of reflection, the pyramid of the Louvre by night... And you point to the detail that make it so precious, with this moon relfection... Well done !

LauraX said...

awesome photo Genie!

Andrew Etchen said...

Awesome & Great photo Genie!
I've always wanted to see the Louvre in person.

You definitely photographed this from a different perspective which is pretty cool!

Are there a lot of tourists at this location?

Fábio Martins said...

An interesting idea to the photography!

this is Belgium said...

can you even imagine today that this Pei Pyramid was such a controversial idea in its day ! and look at your awesome photo now!
bon weekend à toi également!

Starman said...

Nice.

Murissa Maurice said...

Very cool! Can't wait to see it in person.

The Wanderfull Traveler

jennyfreckles said...

Congratulations on a completely different view of a much-photographed structure. I have looked at this for ages - it's fascinating.

Kate said...

Lines and angles always intrigue me and this photo definitely is a keeper. Love the perspective as well as the capture of the moon.

Loree said...

That's an awesome shot Genie. Bon weekend :)

Kris said...

Genie,

This is a fascinating photo. The moon's reflection through all that steel and glass.

Kris

Dianne said...

beautiful moon!

James said...

Great idea! What a cool shot!

Dianne said...

This is a clever shot Genie - Beautiful!

Kim, USA said...

Great one!
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Carrie'sCreations said...

Amazing photo!!!

Alexa said...

Are you kidding me? And I almost missed this!

Arija said...

Well spotted and a great combination.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

The old, the new, and the timeless all in one photograph.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Thank you for you considerate comments... I think that Pet first summed it up as " XXI Paris with a touch of always."
And brattcat added "man-made web."

We are in the midst of terrible weather with sketchy power and Internet - I hope that I will be back tomorrow.

Bises
Genie