Thursday, October 10, 2013

Aile de Flore

I did not take this photo today, but a couple of days ago, as I was going home around 7 pm, when the sun was setting. I thought the light was really breath taking. This building is at the end of l'Aile de Flore, a part of the Louvre museum that was built recently (between 1861 and 1866). Part of it shelters the Ecole du Louvre.


  1. Soft light and nice colors. Is it a statue that we can guess on the top of the building? Seems like it says hello to someone. So I'm taking it ! I like the spot.Thank you. Sweet remember is the least I can say. Have a very nice day.

  2. I love the way that the sunset can change the colour of a building like this.
    I didn't realise that this part of the Louvre was so recent. Obviously built to match the surrounding parts in the baroque style which would have been 200 years out of date in 1861. Imagine if they had applied the same principle to the Pyramid. A baroque style Pyramid - that's something to think about!

    1. Bonjour Drummond! I was thinking of you a couple of days ago! Actually, you're right, I was suprised to read this myself as I always thought it was a remain from the original castle.

    2. Good thoughts I hope! Been very busy recently.

  3. yes! the light is superb & so is your capture Eric.
    I live there, up top with the three round windows.
    A girl can dream right?

  4. Great angle, fabulous light! Here, 'recent' usually means less than 10 years, not 250. :~}