Fountain - Musée du Louvre - Paris by Yannik Hay
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The Musée du Louvre (French pronunciation: ​[myze dy luvʁ])—in English, the Louvre Museum or simply The Louvre—is one of the world’s largest museums, and an historic monument. A central landmark of Paris, France, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (district). Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet). With more than 8 million visitors each year, the Louvre is the world’s most visited museum.5
The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace (Palais du Louvre) which began as a fortress built in the late 12th century under Philip II. Remnants of the fortress are visible in the basement of the museum. The building was extended many times to form the present Louvre Palace. In 1682, Louis XIV chose the Palace of Versailles for his household, leaving the Louvre primarily as a place to display the royal collection, including, from 1692, a collection of ancient Greek and Roman sculpture.6 In 1692, the building was occupied by the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres and the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture, which in 1699 held the first of a series of salons. The Académie remained at the Louvre for 100 years.7 During the French Revolution, the National Assembly decreed that the Louvre should be used as a museum, to display the nation’s masterpieces.
The museum opened on 10 August 1793 with an exhibition of 537 paintings, the majority of the works being royal and confiscated church property. Because of structural problems with the building, the museum was closed in 1796 until 1801. The size of the collection increased under Napoleon and the museum was renamed the Musée Napoléon. After the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo, many works seized by his armies were returned to their original owners. The collection was further increased during the reigns of Louis XVIII and Charles X, and during the Second French Empire the museum gained 20,000 pieces. Holdings have grown steadily through donations and gifts since the Third Republic. As of 2008, the collection is divided among eight curatorial departments: Egyptian Antiquities; Near Eastern Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities; Islamic Art; Sculpture; Decorative Arts; Paintings; Prints and Drawings. ref: Wikipedia

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Location: Paris, France
Date: 2010-09-29
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Lens: Canon EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USMx@32mm
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/250 sec
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Copyright: Yannik Hay
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architecture, water, pyramid, glass

Started photography in 1975.
Took photography classes.
Learned black and white dark room.
Did the transition to digital in 2005.
Learned a few post-processing programs and made my choice to Photoshop and Lightroom.

I like to shoot wildlife, birds, macro, landscapes and street photography to name a few.

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  • Janone
    Janoneover 1 year ago

    The worse I remember from that place, was the bad tast of the coffee with its SKY high price.
    Veve La France..!

  • In Paris, nothing comes free ;)
    Have a great evening Jan !

    – Yannik Hay

  • © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography
    © Hany G. Jada...over 1 year ago

    Another awesome capture by you Yannik. I am REALLY looking forward to my trip. Beautifully done. I remember seeing this at night one time, and I plan on photographing this same scene both in day light and night time. AWESOME image.

  • Belated thank you Hany for the compliment :) I’ve seen your pictures and I saw that you had a beautiful trip! I am very happy for you!

    – Yannik Hay

  • © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography
    © Hany G. Jada...over 1 year ago

    P.S. Another instant favorite for me.

  • Thank you very much :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Johanna26
    Johanna26over 1 year ago

    Fantastic capture Yannik … and fav.

  • Many thanks for stopping by to take a look, so greatly appreciate your visit and very kind words!

    – Yannik Hay

  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    Sis ..
    This is a well composed presentation, where the glas Pyramid is a fine element!
    Louvre Pyramid in Paris France A famous Tourist Attraction
    Hope you and Ben liked it
    FAV .. smiles..
    Bro

    ps
    CU in December

  • thank you very much dear bro :) Yes Ben and I loved it. Would like to go back after going to Holland :) Cheers!
    ps: looking forward to December

    – Yannik Hay

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 1 year ago

    Great shot Yannik

  • Thank you so much Carol :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • myraj
    myrajover 1 year ago

    Fantastic presentation Yannik.
    Myra :)

  • Many thanks for stopping by to take a look, so greatly appreciate your visit and very kind words!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 1 year ago

    fantastic work Yannik!

  • Many thanks for stopping by to take a look, so greatly appreciate your visit and very kind words!

    – Yannik Hay

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 1 year ago

    What a beautiful capture, love the point of view!

  • Many thanks for stopping by to take a look, so greatly appreciate your visit and very kind words!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroover 1 year ago

    gorgeous capture!

  • Many thanks for stopping by to take a look, so greatly appreciate your visit and very kind words!

    – Yannik Hay

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