The Pyramids at Louvre Museum are Photogenic at Night

The Pyramids at Louvre Museum are Photogenic at Night – so forget about Monalisa. There are only a 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.

Things to do and see in Paris, France.
The Pyramids at Louvre Museum is Photogenic at Night (Paris, France).

He incorporated his knowledge on feng shui while working on the design.

The Pyramids at Louvre Museum are Photogenic at Night (Paris, France).
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The big pyramid is surrounded by three other smaller pyramids.

The Pyramids at Louvre Museum are Photogenic at Night (Paris, France).
The Pyramids at Louvre Museum is Photogenic at Night (Paris, France).

They are made of glass and metal.

Things to do and see in Paris, France.
Things to do and see in Paris, France.

The big pyramid is the entrance door to Louvre Museum.

The Pyramids at Louvre Museum are Photogenic at Night (Paris, France).
The Pyramids at Louvre Museum is Photogenic at Night (Paris, France).

The Louvre Pyramid measures 116 feet wide and 70 feet high.

Things to do and see in Paris, France.
Things to do and see in Paris, France.

If you look at it closer, the glass panes are cut into a shape of a diamond.

The Pyramids at Louvre Museum are Photogenic at Night (Paris, France).
The Pyramids at Louvre Museum is Photogenic at Night (Paris, France).

It’s a brilliant design that looks like expensive jewels.

Things to do and see in Paris, France.
Things to do and see in Paris, France.

However, the number of glass panes used here created controversy.

Things to do and see in Paris, France.
The Pyramids at Louvre Museum is Photogenic at Night (Paris, France).

Officially, there are 673 glass panes.

Things to do and see in Paris, France.
Things to do and see in Paris, France.

But rumour has it that the actual number is 666 – the devil’s number. Interesting, eh?

The Pyramids at Louvre Museum are Photogenic at Night (Paris, France).
The Pyramids at Louvre Museum is Photogenic at Night (Paris, France).

Without the Louvre Pyramid, the museum would be dark and suffocating below. It would be like a massive dungeon, I think. 😀

Things to do and see in Paris, France.
Things to do and see in Paris, France.

The natural light from the pyramid creates a feeling of more spaces, despite the massive crowd.

The Pyramid at Louvre Museum are Photogenic at Night (Paris, France).
The Pyramid at Louvre Museum is Photogenic at Night (Paris, France).

For some people, the modern design doesn’t really fit well to the museum’s classic French Renaissance architectural style.

Things to do and see in Paris, France.
Things to do and see in Paris, France.

Others also pointed out that the pyramid is a symbol of death in ancient Egypt.

The Pyramid at Louvre Museum are Photogenic at Night (Paris, France).
The Pyramid at Louvre Museum is Photogenic at Night (Paris, France).

The Louvre Museum is more fascinating and photogenic at night.

Things to do and see in Paris, France.
Things to do and see in Paris, France.

In fact, it is very photogenic that it brought the camwhore in me! 😀

The Pyramid at Louvre Museum are Photogenic at Night (Paris, France).
The Pyramid at Louvre Museum is Photogenic at Night (Paris, France).

That’s why there a lot of Chinese tourists doing their wedding photos in here at night.

Things to do and see in Paris, France.
Things to do and see in Paris, France.

They really spend money to bring their own photographers, assistants and lighting directors for the shoot.

The Pyramid at Louvre Museum are Photogenic at Night (Paris, France).
The Pyramid at Louvre Museum is Photogenic at Night (Paris, France).

That night I was there, there were 6 couples in the entire area. And yes – they’re all Chinese! 😀

Things to do and see in Paris, France.
Things to do and see in Paris, France.

Where to Stay in Paris: Hostel in Paris

Traveling on a budget? Then, St. Christopher Hostel / Inn is a perfect place for you. You can book it via Booking.com, HostelWorld, and Expedia.

This is a  medium-priced hostel that’s a few steps from the Gare Du Nord metro stop. The hostel is reachable to a lot of cafes, restaurants, and grocery shops. The hostel itself has a fantastic bar with bulging security guards. 😉 The rooms are sizeable, clean, and well-ventilated. The bunk beds are comfy with electrical pugs and lamps.

How to Save Time and Money in Paris

Paris has an excellent transport system. There’s nothing to worry about getting from one tourist attraction to another. If you have more time in Paris, then, you can do it all on your own. And it would be cheaper and less time-consuming if you are on the Hop-On and Hop-Off Bus. However, if you only have a short time staying in the city and you want hassle-free preparation (especially avoiding long queues), then joining a Paris Tour is always a good idea!

KeepCalmAndWander

A wanderer. A frustrated photographer. Hiker. Lover. Half extrovert, half introvert. Solo traveler.

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