The Pyramids at Louvre Museum are Photogenic at Night – so forget about Monalisa. 😀 There are only few people visiting the famed museum in Paris at night and you can get all the selfies you want. Seeing Monalisa? Ha! Good luck getting a good view and a selfie with her. 😀
The Louvre Pyramid is also a beauty during the day. But, I didn’t have that same feeling of awe while visiting it at night. It’s really a good thing that on my first night in Paris, I went here and boy, I was flabbergasted. It’s a postcard perfect view wherever you’ll be and whichever angle you’ll take.
The Pyramids at Louvre Museum were designed by a Chinese-American I.M. Pei.
He incorporated his knowledge on feng shui while working on the design.
The big pyramid is surrounded by three other smaller pyramids.
They are made of glass and metal.
The big pyramid is the entrance door to Louvre Museum.
The Louvre Pyramid measures 116 feet wide and 70 feet high.
If you look at it closer, the glass panes are cut into a shape of a diamond.
It’s a brilliant design that looks like expensive jewels.
However, the number of glass panes used here created controversy.
Officially, there are 673 glass panes.
But rumour has it that the actual number is 666 – the devil’s number. Interesting, eh?
Without the Louvre Pyramid, the museum would be dark and suffocating below. It would be like a massive dungeon, I think. 😀
The natural light from the pyramid creates a feeling of more spaces, despite the massive crowd.
For some people, the modern design doesn’t really fit well to the museum’s classic French Renaissance architectural style.
The Louvre Museum is more fascinating and photogenic at night.
In fact, it is very photogenic that it brought the camwhore in me! 😀
That’s why there a lot of Chinese tourists doing their wedding photos in here at night.
They really spend money to bring their own photographers, assistants and lighting directors for the shoot.
That night I was there, there were 6 couples in the entire area. And yes – they’re all Chinese! 😀
Money-Saving Tip in Paris
What can I say about Paris? It’s anyone’s dream destination – blame it to those romantic movies and stories we’ve seen and read. It’s a big city and the world’s number 1 tourist destination. So, grab your Paris Pass – not just to save money but to maximize the attractions you shouldn’t miss.
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