Posted by Madhu on August 17, 2012 in France, Paris, Travel | 120 Comments
An iconic (and rather controversial) merger of the old and the new, the classical and the ultra-modern!
Until next time…happy travels, no matter where life takes you!
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Thank you 🙂
This is the perfect picture for ‘merger’. I love it:)
Thank you Khaula 🙂
Another fabulous entry Madhu! 🙂
Thanks Elizabeth 🙂
Yes, I like the merge of old and new. This is a hard challenge.
Yes, I first thought merge meant ‘blend with the background’! 🙂
You tackled that challenge really well! Lovely picture!
Thanks Rachelynne! And thanks also for the follow 🙂 Look forward to seeing you around.
cool! excellent interpretation of the theme!
Appreciate your saying so Stephen 🙂
Oh, thank you Gabriel! Pleased to meet you 🙂
Thank you Juliann 🙂
Stunning Picture. 🙂
That’s amazing, Madhu. I wouldn’t have thought there were any new takes on the Louvre entrance possible! But you found one —
Thank you! This is from one of the windows on the second floor 🙂
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Great perspective, from the balcony by the cafe?
Thanks Gilly! From one of the upper floor windows actually. Don’t remember exactly which wing.
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F A B U L O U S >Fabulous!
Flattered Angeline 🙂 Many thanks!
Majestically merged!! Brilliant, you did it again, Madhu! Happy weekend.
Thank you Amy! You are too kind 🙂
Great – very well chosen… 😉
Thank you Ledrake 🙂
Per me quella piramide al Louvre è l’intrusione di un megalomane.
By itself I think it is brilliant! Amidst all that classic architecture, you would be justified in calling it an intrusion! Grazie mill for sharing your thoughts 🙂
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One of my favourite places, Madhu 🙂
Mine too Kate! Feels like however much time you allot for the Louvre it still isn’t enough!
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Beatuiful photo, Madhu, and perfect for the challenge!
Thank you Naomi!
I would say that is the definition of Merge Madhu, and you captured it perfectly.
Thank you Jim:-)
amazing picture! …. 🙂
Thank you Miijo & delighted to meet you 🙂
Excellent interpretation. 🙂
Thank you Susan 🙂
I’m not surprised that you came up with a great photo for this one! Good work! Z
Flattered Lisa 🙂 Thank you so much!
Nice! Very nice!
Thank you Rommel 🙂
I usually able to get only two. you did three layers. Outstanding!
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Thank you for stopping by to comment Myra! Appreciate the visit 🙂
Excellent merger Madhu! Very well captured!
Happy you think so Marina 🙂
Great photo, Madhu! 🙂
i like this: No matter where life takes you!
Thanks Nandini! Yes it is the being happy that counts, not the ticking countries off your list 🙂 Appreciate your stopping by.
Something amazing happens when you merge the old and the new. Beautiful!
I agree, but ! guess it is in the eye of the beholder though 🙂 Thanks IT 🙂
I love this contrast!
Thank you Mimo 🙂
Heh – wonderful 🙂 Maybe I will give it a go after all. Won’t match your pic though 🙂
Oh I have no doubt you will come up with something spectacular! 🙂
🙂 came up with something – but there;s no spectacular architectural qualities!
Thank you Vastlycurious 🙂
I’ve seen some magnificent shots of the pyramid, but I’ve never seen anyone line it up at that angle before Madhu – it’s as if you had the challenge in mind … Great shot, perfect subject 🙂
Oh, thank you TWLG 🙂 The views from the upper floors are as magnificent as the contents of the Louvre!
In some lights it looks like a jewel – and the juxtaposition of the glass prisms held together by polished steel is magical. 🙂
Great interpretation and a striking capture of old and new.
Thank you Fergiemoto 🙂
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Perfect merger Madhu – nice.
Glad you think so Shaantz 🙂
Excellent. The composition and capture is wonderful. 🙂
Thank you Imelda 🙂
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excellent choice madhu!
Thank you Dadirri!
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What a wonderful pic of old and new for Merge!! Especially in iteself that the pyramid of glass comes from out of ghisa and ancient in itself!!
Thank you Lisa! You mean the concept is ancient, because this is an ultra-modern construction by I M Pei.
Wow! Terrific photograph and interpretation of merge.
Thank you Lola 🙂
I. M. Pei’s artistic vision was, indeed, controversial. Excellent choice for this challenge.
And I can understand the misgivings, considering the vastly differing styles. But he is one of my favourite architects! I did a feature earlier on the Suzhou Museum that he designed for his hometown.
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Thank you TRS 🙂
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