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 responses

  1. It’s a marvel. I loved it. :)

    November 3, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    • Amy

      Thank you, AD! Glad you like it. :)

      November 3, 2012 at 7:37 pm

  2. Some more detailed shots of the view of louvre and underneath it are here.

    November 3, 2012 at 7:34 pm

  3. A perfect subject, and you have so many different angles and such variety of the same subject. Really striking!

    November 3, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    • Amy

      Thank you, Naomi! I was happy to find these pics in my file.

      November 3, 2012 at 9:06 pm

  4. 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!

    November 3, 2012 at 8:51 pm

  5. I do hope you are doing well… if I recall, you were affected too. :-(

    November 3, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    • Amy

      We were fine in TX. But, I have a couple of friends and blogging friends were affected. :(
      Thank you for asking.

      November 3, 2012 at 9:13 pm

  6. Beautiful choices.

    November 3, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    • Amy

      Thanks, Valentina. I got your book and am reading it. You wrote such a wonderful book, I’m going to learn about using colors more than I have ever…

      November 3, 2012 at 9:14 pm

      • Amy, I am so happy you will take a voyage into a colorful reading. Thank you, thank you. At your convenience, I would like for you to write a review on Amazon. Thank you again.

        November 3, 2012 at 11:13 pm

        • Amy

          Will happy to do a review. The book is so beautifully done. Thanks, Valentina!

          November 4, 2012 at 7:38 am

          • Thank you, thank you.♡

            November 4, 2012 at 10:11 am

            • Amy

              Nooo, Thank you, Valentina!

              November 4, 2012 at 10:16 am

              • November 4, 2012 at 10:57 am

  7. It is 17 years ago I was in Paris für 2 days. I was before but not inside the louvre there are too many people.

    November 4, 2012 at 1:20 am

    • Amy

      The Louvre is always packed with people. Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy to hear your comment, Susanne!

      November 4, 2012 at 7:43 am

  8. The glass pyramid at the Louvre is a perfect choice for this challenge, Amy. What a wonderful museum it is :)

    November 4, 2012 at 3:18 am

    • Amy

      I appreciate your nice comment. Hope your weekend is going well, Marianne!

      November 4, 2012 at 7:40 am

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  10. This pyramid really got my attention when i first saw it on movie … nice snapshots , its like 360 degree view … :)

    November 4, 2012 at 7:31 am

    • Amy

      Thank you for your comment, Shammee! I watched a documentary film sometime ago, and it made the Louvre Pyramid more fascinating…

      November 4, 2012 at 7:47 am

  11. Perfect photos for the Weekly Challenge Amy.

    November 4, 2012 at 8:38 am

    • Amy

      Glad you like it, LuAnn!

      November 4, 2012 at 10:16 am

  12. Beautiful!

    November 4, 2012 at 10:57 am

    • Amy


      November 4, 2012 at 11:42 am

  13. Wonderful Choices for this weeks Challenge: Geometry! Very enjoyable to look at and watch. Than you for sharing :)

    November 4, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    • Amy

      Glad to hear from you, Danajo! See you later. :)

      November 4, 2012 at 2:08 pm

  14. Amazing series of pictures!!!
    Congratulation :)

    my entry if you wanna have a look:


    November 4, 2012 at 2:19 pm

  15. Veronica Roth

    Lovely example of simple practical geometry shapes. Well met.

    November 4, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    • Amy

      Glad to hear your comment, Veronica! See you soon.

      November 4, 2012 at 5:14 pm

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  17. The paris landmarks are familiar, but the Ontario museum seems like a striking piece of architecture! Perfect for the challenge Amy!

    November 5, 2012 at 3:46 am

    • Amy

      Thanks Madhu! The architure of the ROM was incredible.

      November 5, 2012 at 5:27 pm

  18. 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!

    November 5, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    • Amy

      I agree. I always wonder how the architects come up with the ideas of the forms, lines, and curves. I, too, love to feel old world…

      November 5, 2012 at 7:32 pm

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  20. 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.

    November 6, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    • Amy

      IfI could write and post photos like you do, it’d be an interesting post. :) I was impressed by the architecture in Toronto though.

      November 7, 2012 at 12:14 pm

  21. I. M. Pei’s architectural designs are so interesting! Thanks for directing him to my knowledge.

    November 6, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    • Amy

      I appreciate you letting me know, Rommel! If you haven’t seen it, here is a link of the Suzhou Museum that he designed:

      November 7, 2012 at 12:06 pm

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    November 8, 2012 at 1:04 pm

  24. That’s the most impresive, wonderful entrance I have ever seen. Just love this picture. Thanks for sharing this to us.

    November 10, 2012 at 3:28 am

    • Amy

      So glad to hear your nice comment, IT! It really is a genius design and massive work.

      November 10, 2012 at 10:42 am

  25. Love the juxtaposition of the geometries in the slide show. Well done!

    November 26, 2012 at 11:19 am

  26. Deborah - d.mooncrab

    Great photos Amy. What an architecturally interesting place. It looks very futuristic.

    December 11, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    • Amy

      Thanks! I don’t recall exactly, have to go back to take a look…

      December 11, 2012 at 1:59 pm

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