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
See "triangles" from cities around the world here
from my friends of CDP
I wondered if that pyramid might play into the theme. Excellent capture!
Snap! I have featured Sydney's glass pyramid.
Beautiful, it makes you wanna go to Paris at once!
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.
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.
The light level and colors are perfect. Great theme day shot !
Ah, what else for Paris? The iconic triangle! Lovely photo.
Well, I guess! ;-)
Truly lovely. The light s beautiful.
Perfect for the theme day.
Love, love, love the colors in this photo. A perfect Paris Aaaaaahhhhh moment!
Sublime image Genie, quintessential Paris!
The lighting is beautiful -- perfect timing!
'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!
Ha! No better photo than this for this theme!!!
obvious ! :)
Perfect. And oh that light!
Excellent photo, perfect for the theme day!
Cette photo est extraordinaire et devrait réconcilier tous ceux qui avaient de réticences à la construction de la pyramide du Louvre.
Perfect for the day and a great shot, Genie!
Gorgeous shot of this great pyramid.
Super shot of the famous Louvre. Perfect light.
My favorite of all the theme day shots.
Parait. The perfect Paris triangle!
Lovely, Genie. You must have drooled when you learned that the monthly theme was "triangles."
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.
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