Medici meets Ming Pei – a magnificent architectural composite at the Musee du Louvre in Paris!
The juxtaposition of the modern and the Renaissance is undoubtedly unnerving to some at the Musée du Louvre in Paris, France – however, to me; this magnificent blending of traditions separated by more than 500 years, is surely welcome! I couldn't help myself when I stumbled upon this unique perspective of the main entrance – the futuristic and imposing glass pyramid designed by Ieoh Ming Pei set against the backdrop of the splendor of the Renaissance – a reflection of then and now –and inspiring and magnificent!
However, all that glitters is not only on the exterior of the Louvre, just wait until you descend to the underground promenade. Behold – an inverted glass pyramid that seems to barely hover over a smaller marble counterpart. Could this really be the location of the Holy Grail? Did anyone hear of the DaVinci Code? ; )
Here are a few shots of the magnificent and quite awe-inspiring exterior framed by beautiful flowers in September. Yep, that's right, September. Can you believe the brilliance?
Read more about this history of this magnificent palace that spans more almost 1,000 years at the official website of the Louvre Museum!