Wednesday 23 July 2008

A week in Paris (part 6): The Louvre pyramid

Never posted. Bought 1993.

638 - Musée du Louvre - la Pyramide
(Arc. I.M. PEI - Establissement Public du Grand Louvre)

The glass pyramid was built, somewhat controversially, as the new entrance for the museum. It was finished in 1989, not very long before we went to live in Paris. The previous entrance had been inadequate for the numbers of visitors it had. Although it is a wonderful sight in its own right, I do find it incongruous against the backdrop of the original building. At the same time, something had to be done about an entrance, and anything would have seemed out of place.

Previous post: The Louvre and its gardens


  1. Of course, they built it so that Mary would have a skylight. I really loved the DaVinci Code.

  2. This is lovely..esp the pink hue in the sky reflected on the Louvre.


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