Photo Essay: The Louvre as Art

Louvre as Art

The photos in this post won Finalist – Photography: Overall Excellence, Online Publication category in the 2017 North America Travel Journalists Association competition.

 

The Louvre museum in Paris is renowned for its world class collection of art. While I enjoy visiting it and viewing the masterpieces inside, the building is also a piece of art in itself. I can’t resist photographing it whenever I have the chance to visit. I am sharing some of my favorite photos of this oft photographed icon.

I.M.Pei’s glass pyramid at night
Inside the Louvre, looking up at the glass pyramid generates a unique geometric perspective
One of the side entrances into the Louvre courtyard
One side of the glass pyramid reflect the 17th century wing of the Louvre museum. In the other side of the glass you can see down into the lower level of the museum’s entrance.
Paris is for lovers and for wedding photos in one of the side walkways of the Louvre museum.
A wet and rainy evening generates interesting light patterns from the lamps in the Louvre’s front courtyard.

Thanks for visiting.

Rose

 

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Louvre as Art