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Pyramide du Louvre, Paris.

By iancrowson  
Pyramide du Louvre, Paris
Commissioned by the President of France François Mitterrand in 1984, it was designed by the architect I. M. Pei

One of Paris's major tourist sites Pyramide du Louvre is a large glass and metal pyramid, surrounded by three smaller pyramids, in the main courtyard of the Louvre Palace. The large pyramid serves as the main entrance to the Louvre Museum.

Only the French could combine modern and classical architecture with such finesse. Top marks to the builders too, it all seems perfectly symmetrical.

V2 is BW conversion.
Thanks for looking

Tags: Architecture Black and white Landscape and traveland Pyramide du Louvre and Paris

Voters: pdunstan_Greymoon, Alda, johnke and 24 more

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Alda 5 70 30 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 3:31PM
One image gold, the other silver, and both absolutely stunning! GrinGrin

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johnke 5 223 15
8 Apr 2013 3:36PM
A super exposure Ian, not short of any detail in this well lit image, I like them both it is stunning and great work.....John
tamarisk 5 2
8 Apr 2013 3:54PM
I think this is a truly lovely captureGrinGrinjavascript:;
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 4:48PM
Asymmetrical but very nicely balanced - top left against bottom centre/right.
V2 seems that bit more luminous.
8 Apr 2013 6:13PM
I like both them. Each picture has its own worth.
sawsengee Plus
11 6 15 Malaysia
8 Apr 2013 7:09PM
both versions are lovely.....I think V1 has more visual impact because of the colours of the light while V2 shows more impact on geometric forms Smile
I go for v1 it has more impact both good but v1 for me.

ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
8 Apr 2013 7:58PM
Two great images, a different perspective of the it......V1 for me as I think the gold colours are lovelyGrin
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
8 Apr 2013 11:48PM

Quote:Two great images, a different perspective of the it......V1 for me as I think the gold colours are lovelyGrin

I agree but V2 is a good un as well Smile

Richsr 11 91 223 England
10 Apr 2013 12:31PM
Like the details and evening lights on this, V2 just has the edge for me.
Regards Richard
silverfoxey 9 17 2 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2013 2:26PM
Two great Edited shots Ian, reminds me of our visit to the Louvre. Think colour works best on this structure, and love the goldern glow of the lighted structures of the old and the new, against the dark. Exposure is spot on of a magical image. James Smile

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