Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Pyramide du Louvre - City Daily Photo Theme Day: triangles



Pyramide du Louvre


The first day of the month is Theme Day for the City Daily Photo community, and the theme for April is "triangles."  In Paris there are two obvious and very large architectural structures which would pass the test:  La Tour Eiffel and I M Pei's Pyramide du Louvre, seen here.  


Taken in spring at dusk with the last glow of daylight, it takes on the watercolor hues of l'heure bleue.  The "blue hour" is a magical time of day when the softness of the fading light of day creates the colors only seen in artists' palettes and then dances across the Pyramide.



Pyramide du Louvre
Musée du Louvre
75001, Paris

See "triangles" from cities around the world here
from my friends of CDP

28 comments:

William Kendall said...

I wondered if that pyramid might play into the theme. Excellent capture!

Jim said...

Snap! I have featured Sydney's glass pyramid.

Peter van den Besselaar said...

Beautiful, it makes you wanna go to Paris at once!

Joe said...

An inspiring photograph with a very eloquent description Genie. The perfect choice for theme day. Gosh, I hope I get to see this at dusk. The pink and grey hues in the sky provide such a clean background to this magnificent structure. Ciao j.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:

As you say, Genie, this image really does take on all the qualities of a finely executed watercolour painting and is, as a result, so very atmospheric.

There has been talk here of erecting a similar pyramid in front of The Fine Art Museum but, as far as we are aware, this plan has now been abandoned.

Stuart said...

The light level and colors are perfect. Great theme day shot !

Aussie in France said...

Ah, what else for Paris? The iconic triangle! Lovely photo.

Revrunner said...

Well, I guess! ;-)

Paulita said...

Truly lovely. The light s beautiful.

Stefan Jansson said...

Perfect for the theme day.

Kate said...

Perfect!

M said...

Love, love, love the colors in this photo. A perfect Paris Aaaaaahhhhh moment!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Sublime image Genie, quintessential Paris!

Jeanie said...

The lighting is beautiful -- perfect timing!

Jane Jazz said...

'The blue hour' lends an eerie beauty to most landscapes, and the Pyramide du Louvre is especially haunting here... with the sky seen both through and around its ethereal triangular structure. Lovely image, thank you!

Daryl said...

super shot .. great interpretation of this month's theme!

Rob the frog said...

Ha! No better photo than this for this theme!!!

Babzy said...

obvious ! :)

Alexa said...

Perfect. And oh that light!

Karl Demetz said...

Excellent photo, perfect for the theme day!

martinealison said...

Bonsoir,
Cette photo est extraordinaire et devrait réconcilier tous ceux qui avaient de réticences à la construction de la pyramide du Louvre.
Gros bisous

RedPat said...

Perfect for the day and a great shot, Genie!

paul said...

Gorgeous shot of this great pyramid.

Jean Berryessa said...

Super shot of the famous Louvre. Perfect light.

Randy said...

My favorite of all the theme day shots.

Virginia said...

Parait. The perfect Paris triangle!
V

Jack said...

Lovely, Genie. You must have drooled when you learned that the monthly theme was "triangles."

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Pyramide du Louvre is a treasure trove of triangles, both above the ground as you see here, and below in the museum.

Thank you for your encouragement and comments.

Bises,
Genie