16.3.09

The Louvre bis

Normally I don’t make any posts on Sundays, but yesterday was again the 15th, meaning time for the mid-month theme “subways”. I thought therefore I could make it easy for me today by just posting some photos which I took on the way home after a nice meeting Saturday evening. Furthermore I felt that some night shots were missing to my recent post about the Louvre. Here are some.
I took a few more on the way. I guess you will recognise the buildings.

54 comments:

Abe said...

This is nice, Peter. I don't think I like the Pyramid design as much as the others but then I don't know much about modern architecture.

Shammickite said...

I love the night shots of the Louvre pyramid. So regal. So different from the daytime photos. With each of your blog posts, I know that I will have to visit Paris again one day, there is so much to see and to experience in your beautiful city.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Wow! Splendid pictures! The Louvre looks good in the evening with the lights!

SusuPetal said...

These are nice, evening photos always delight me. Paris looks like magic.
Have a nice week, Peter!

Olivier said...

Paris la nuit, c'est tout simplement magique. Bravo pour tes photos, surtout la première. prise à la main ou avec un trépied ?

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

After seeing these photographs, I think yes, these were certainly missing from your previous post on the Louvre.

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claude said...

Très belles photos de nuit Peter.
J'aime bien paris de Jour mais je l'adore de nuit !
Concernant le métro, je me rappelle quand j'étais môme, la Station Opéra était la plus belle, et je crois qu'elle l'est encore.

Cergie said...

Tout en or marbre et argent... Tu as été le roi de la nuit, Peter. Tu as magnifié Paris by night.
PS : il serait intéressant de faire un historique des noms des stations de métro que tu montres. "Varenne" par exemple. A rapprocher de "Bastille" ?

alice said...

J'aime bien aussi me promener sans rien dire...

Cezar and Léia said...

So beautiful pictures. I loved the first one!The city of Paris at night is much more romantic!I hope you have had a nice Saturday evening in your meeting .
By the way, many thanks for your message!
Kind Regards
Léia :-)

april said...

Wow. Paris by night that is really very impressing.

Nathalie said...

C'est beau, c'est beau !
Quand je pense qu'il s'en trouve encore certains pour contester cette pyramide !!!:

J'ai beaucoup aimé l'humour de ton commentaire à Avignon aujourd'hui !
Bonne semaine à toi Peter.

lyliane said...

Paris ville lumière, c'est magnifique la nuit.

Adam said...

Good to see that you never go out without your camera!

Nice pictures in conditions that are notoriously difficult.

Catherine said...

C'est plus qu'une simple promenade ! C'est la traversée de Paris. Enfin, du centre.
Un plaisir doré pour les yeux.

Dusty Lens said...

we enjoyed this city of lights at night. Wonderful to walk across pont Neuf in the dark of night.

Michelle said...

Oh I do love these pictures. I just love the way the buildings are all lit up. They clearly have an appreciaton for the building there.

Dakota Bear said...

Thank you for the journey of Paris at night. Paris is my favorite city. I'm so happy to find your blog and I will be following your posts.

hpy said...

Beautiful pictures! (I'm a little too busy to comment each photo in detail.)

richard said...

Hi Peter - it's tough when February and March collide in non-leap years! We get Friday 13th twice for example. It is strange that while as I confessed before I haven't been inside the Louvre, the Pyramide, especially at night as shown in this great photo has BECOME the Louvre for me. And I seem to remember all the controversy over M Pei's design.

What's the Parisian view now? Are they proud of it?

Maxime said...

La pyramide du Louvre méritait vraiment cette photo de nuit. la composition est superbe !

Carole said...

Paris by night, Un vrai régal pour les yeux...
quelle chance avons-nous de vivre dans cette ville !
A bientôt pour d'autres découvertes !
Carole

Mo said...

The first photo is really outstanding. Thanks for keeping in touch on my travels. Nice to be back in Europe. Interesting for me to feel so comfortable with this part of the world.

Eddy said...

sympa les photos de nuit, "Paris by night regagne les cars..."
quartier magnifique, et, encore un morceau d'histoire.
Merci Peter.

Kate said...

These photos almost made me weep! Why? Because I want to be in that wonderful city again after dark. ALL are breathtaking for me.

lyliane said...

Maman me demandait hier si j'avais de tes nouvelles, elle te dit bien le bonjour.

Jilly said...

Paris is beautiful, day or night, but I do so love these night shots, Peter. They somehow create an atmosphere that is simply that - Paris by Night!'

The first photo is spectacular.

Peter said...

Abe:
You like or you don't. We are not all obliged to love the same things! Fortunately! :-)

Shammickite:
You know where it is on the map! :-)

Rakesh:
I think we all agree about that! :-)

Peter said...

SusuPetal:
Thanks and the same to you!

Olivier:
Sans trépied, mais en posant l'appareil sur quelque chose..! :-)

Bhavesh:
Good that I took these photos then!

Peter said...

Claude:
C'est bien de se balader la nuit! :-)

Cergie!
Varenne ici est une transformation de Garenne; a priori rien à faire avec la fuite à Varennes! On parlait de la "Varenne du Louvre" ou on faisiat la chasse! :-)

Alice:
Il y a des moments comme ça! :-)

Peter said...

Cezar & Léia:
Thanks... and thanks also for your messages! :-)

April:
It is! :-)

Nathalie:
Moi aussi, je l'aime - depuis le début, et je crois que les contestataires aujourd'hui sont peu nombreux! Bonne semaine à toi aussi! :-)

Peter said...

Lyliane:
En effet! :-)

Adam:
I do! :-) But this time I had it!

Catherine:
C'est facile de couvrir une grande partie de Paris à pieds! :-)

Peter said...

Dusty Lens:
The view of the Seine and it's bridges is always a great pleasure! :-)

Michelle:
Most of them are worth the appreciation! :-)

Dakota Bear!
You are most welcome here! :-)

Peter said...

hpy:
I will exceptionally try to live with this short general comment! :-)

Richard:
As I said already above, in the beginning we were rather few to love it, but today I believe the majority is favourable! I have no official gallup to prove it! :-)

Maxime:
J'apprécie beaucoup ce compliment de ta part! :-)

Peter said...

Carole:
C'est sur! A bientôt! :-)

Mo:
Welcome back to this part of the world! :-)

Cergie:
En effet, ils sont nombreux à reganer les cars la nuit, mais peut-être plus dans d'autres quartiers! :-)

Peter said...

Kate:
I hope you can make it soon again! :-)

Lyliane bis:
Merci ... et bien bonjour à ta mère!

Jilly:
Happy that you appreciate! :-)

krystyna said...

Paris means beauty, day or night!
It must be so nice to walk
when night is warm and sky is clean around the beauty of the Louvre.
Wishing you a happy day!

Ruth said...

Gorgeous lampposts you caught, Peter. :)

Peter said...

Krystyna:
The nights are getting a bit warmer! :-)

Ruth:
Are you kidding? :-) The lights in the lampposts are too strong for a balanced light on the photos, at least with my always autmatic settings. :-)

Claudia said...

Beautiful night shots that perfectly complement your previous posts! Paris by night is as magical as by day but it's a very different kind of magic. Wonderful.

Azer Mantessa said...

nice and romantic.

imagining a nice walk with a ...
errmmm ... my wife could read this

yikes

JM said...

Gorgeous night shots! You have new fantastic perspectives of the Louvre here! I guess Dan Brown would even be more inspired if he had the chance to see them before writing his 'Code'! :-)

Starman said...

Great pictures, as usual. What camera do you use for the night shots?

Karen said...

Beautiful photos, Peter, reminds me of my walks in Paris after dark. I'm amazed at how lovely the city is both day and night.
And I do love the pyramid.. especially at night when it's glowing.

richard said...

Thanks Peter - I have to say I do like it now. It's interesting that something that was seen initially as alien - now the Louvre would seem unnatural without it. We are a very adaptable people!

Peter said...

Claudia:
I think I must completely agree with you! :-)

Azer:
Be careful! :-)

JM:
I guess he was already quite inspired?: :-)

Peter said...

Starman:
Just my compact Canon G7, with automatic settings! :-)

Karen:
I know that this was your special area! :-)

Richard:
Actually I liked the pyramid from the very beginning, but generally speaking you are of course right!

Kate said...

Peter, Because we both have granddaughters a bit younger than my subject today (March 17), I know you'd be interested...come to my Mexico blog to find out what I mean.

Peter said...

Kate:
I'm on my way...! :-)

Virginia said...

Well 49 comments late but I had to put my 2 Euros in!!
It was like going home to see your fabulous photos of the Louvre Peter. I do so love the Louvre and the pyramid provided me some wonderful photo ops. It's place that no matter how many times you visit Paris you have to make a "pilgrimage" ha! Your other night shots are lovely as well. We both know you do them far better than I do. Another night shoot soon??? Be picking out some good spots! I'll have a decent tripod this time I promise!
V

Peter said...

Virginia:
Thanks for making it to 50! (51 with this one.) :-)

Ruth said...

Oh, I was remembering you saying you had photographed lampposts, but I know you did not mean at night, when you had to focus on the buildings. :) But I was not being cheeky. I mean they do look like little stars in the firmament, don't they?

ParisBreakfasts said...

WOWZA!!!!

Peter said...

Ruth:
I have done lampposts, but in daylight! :-) Thanks, but I think it's really difficult to get the right, balanced, light... lampposts are mostly much lighter than the rest. :-)

ParisBreakfasts:
Nice comment! :-)