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The Louvre Museum and its stunning Glass Pyramid

Louvre Museum Pyramid Paris France

Oh the Louvre Museum. There is one place in Paris, France that I photographed many times already and I still have a lot of fun photographing over and over again: the Louvre Museum and its stunning glass pyramid.

As one of the world’s largest museums and a historic monument, its pyramid was designed by the architect I. M. Pei. The structure, which was constructed entirely with glass segments, reaches a height of 21.6 metres (about 71 feet); its square base has sides of 35 metres (115 ft) and it consists of 603 rhombus-shaped and 70 triangular glass segments.

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The Louvre Museum and its Glass Pyramid at night | Paris, France

The pyramid and the underground lobby beneath it were created because of a series of problems with the Louvre’s original main entrance, which could no longer handle the enormous number of visitors on an everyday basis. Visitors entering through the pyramid descend into the spacious lobby then re-ascend into the main Louvre buildings.

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