Geometry

The Louvre Pyramid was commissioned by the President of France François Mitterrand in 1984 (completed in 1989); it was designed by I M Pei. Pei is known for using large, abstract forms and sharp, geometric designs.

The large Pyramid contains 678 glass panels (its square base is 115 ft and high 70 ft). It serves as the main entrance to the Louvre Museum. Prior to the Pyramid, Louvre had at least three different entrances.

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48 thoughts on “Geometry

  1. Excellent shots for the challenge… and I love all those angles and shapes. … :-)
    Thank you for checking in during the Hurricane… your kind wishes were appreciated!

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  4. I’ve always like the old world architecture. The lines and the curves, scroll work is fabulous. How should I say this the architecture makes it feel old world. Ha I love it!

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  6. WEEEE! Your Geometry entries are places I’ve gone to. And by the way, whoa to that capture!

    I think you should expand Royal Museum Ontario, as I enjoyed reading information about Louvre.

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