Photo POSTcard: The Louvre at night in the rain

Paris-The city of lights-Beautiful, romantic, iconic in the rain……unless you are lugging your suitcase trying to find your hotel.

I. M. Pei’s glass pyramid is beautifully reflected in the wet sidewalk at night. The glass pyramid was built 1989 as the new entrance to the highly visited Louvre museum. Initially met with criticism, the glass and steel design is now one of the Paris’ iconic structures.

The Louvre Palace was originally built in the 12th century and was added on to by many of Frances rulers. Fortunately, the leaders of the French Revolution did not loose their heads with regard to this royal building, and the palace became a museum in 1793. After the revolution, both Napoleons I and III continued to add to the palace architecture creating its current symmetric state.  As the largest museum in the world, the Louvre continues to update, especially the entrance area, as it works to efficiently and securely manage over 7 million visitors a year.

Thanks for visiting

Rose