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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 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.

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

The Pyramids at Louvre Museum are 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).

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

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 are Photogenic at Night (Paris, France).

They are made of glass and metal.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Officially, there are 673 glass panes.

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

The Pyramids at Louvre Museum are Photogenic at Night (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 are 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. 😀

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

The Pyramid at Louvre Museum are Photogenic at Night (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 are 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.

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

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

The Louvre Museum is more fascinating and photogenic at night.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Where to Stay in Paris: Hostel in Paris

Paris is expensive. If you’re on a budget trip to Paris, stay in a hostel. I stayed at St Christopher’s Hostel / Inn at Gare Du Nord. It’s three minutes walk to a major connecting metro and the are is surrounded with supermarkets, cafes and restaurants. Also, the hostel has its own bar, laundry room, lockers and security guards at the doors. It’s clean and staff are nice. You can book via HostelWorld and Booking.com.

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