The Louvre Pyramid (Paris, France)

A large glass and metal pyramid, surrounded by three smaller pyramids, lies in the main courtyard of the most famous museum in the world, the Louvre in Paris, France. The large pyramid was built in the late 1980s and serves as the main entrance (you know that by the thongs of tourists standing in line outside of it).

The Louvre Pyramid (Paris, France)

The Louvre Pyramid (Paris, France)

The pyramid created a myriad of controversy when it was designed and unveiled. The futuristic design clearly looks out of place with the historical Louvre Museum around it. However, the old entrance couldn’t handle the uptick in traffic so something had to be done to handle the daily volume of visitors.

I took this picture a few different times in attempt to line up the symmetry perfectly and capture the reflection of the pyramid in the fountain pointing straight back at me. It was a challenge to get it just right since I was hoping to not have to crop anything out of the frame in post processing. Ultimately, I succeeded in getting everything perfectly center and just had to lighten it up a bit in post processing.

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