Sunday, May 12, 2013

Whimsical Windows - Urban pyramid


The entry pyramid at the Louvre in Paris. Photo taken by Patti, April 2005
Toby hosts the fun architectural meme Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors - we look around at many details that let the light in. Here is a famous glass pyramid that was captured by the always lovely Patti while in Paris in 2005. It of course the entrance to the Louvre, officially Pyramide du Louvre at the Musée du Louvre. I like this addition to the classic palace of art. Granted its style is modern (with its 673 panes of glass) - however, its shape that goes back millennia and thus much farther back than the museum...one of these days, I and the wheelchair will visit the City of Light - this has to be amazing in person...

4 comments:

toby said...

Wow, that really is beautiful! I've never been to Paris, I'd love to see this one day! Maybe we can go together :)

Sara said...

This is one of the best photos I've seen of the pyramid! Kudos to the lovely Patti.

Jackie/Jake said...

Gorgeous!

Jackie/Jake said...

Great shot!