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January 31, 2015

The courtyard of the Louvre, Paris

Filed under: Cityscape,France — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am

The courtyard of the Louvre, Paris

It played a prominent part in Dan Brown’s bestseller “The Da Vinci Code“, the pyramids in the courtyard of the world’s largest museum, the Louvre in Paris. When combined with great fountains and reflecting pools all backed up by a building that was once the world’s grandest palace, it provides photographers with plenty to play with. However, you want to get here early before the crowds arrive.

The pyramids are a recent addition to the Louvre museum complex, completed in 1989. As expected, the futuristic design caused great controversy but I think it has been a very successful fusion, which not incidentally, solved the bottleneck entry problem the museum had been suffering.

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3 Comments »

  1. I loved coming to the Louvre. In December 2008 I was in the courtyard photographing the Mailol scultures in the niches, and saw Venus De Milo in one of the windows. I reach up and I took a picture. I the time I didn’t know who she was or her history. What a blessing I got when I found out. I couldn’t get in for the lines were way too long. I spent a couple of hours out there with Mailol. The next year, 2009 in December I returned and the Louvre was closed. The next time I go, I will getin. I will goFrance at sunrise..photograph the Mailol works again and get an earlyy spot inn line. “Thank you France for having such a wonderful museum to offer to the world…..
    Paul Ford…Baltimore,Maryland, U.S.A.

    Comment by Paul Ford — September 10, 2010 @ 3:14 pm

  2. nnnnn

    Comment by Paul Ford — September 10, 2010 @ 3:14 pm

  3. Third time lucky I hope. It is a fantastic place to spend the day.

    Comment by Harold — September 13, 2010 @ 10:22 pm

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