Louvre

After the light show at Notre Dame, I walked through the crowd to the Louvre to look at the exhibition on the pyramid there. They have put on a type of light show there too celebrating the opening of a second Louvre in Abu Dhabi, a collaboration between the two countries.

I passed this on the way, special lighting on what I think is a police station lit up for the anniversary too.

The bridges are lit up and there is the Eiffel Tower lighting the way.

One of the bridges has this mosaic graffiti on it.

From the back the pyramid had this covering on it. I thought I was too late to see anything, plus there were very few people about.

Here is what I saw from the front. I think it is the ceiling in the main lobby of the new museum.

They showed this too-a piece of furniture done in the Eastern method of inlaying.

100 Years

One hundred years ago (actually 99 I’ve been told), WWI ended. France celebrated this event all over the country. One of these celebrations was at Notre Dame where a light show was done on the front of the cathedral. I just arrived back in Paris, had jet lag, and there was a 90 per cent chance of rain but I decided to go anyway for the 8 PM show as you never know when something like that will be done again. There was, as you might expect, a huge audience and I arrived just as it was started. I couldn’t move once I arrived so every one of my photos has an ugly traffic sign in it but it was great.

There was music and voices but I could barely hear it.

The Rose Window as the center of most of the light show.

At one point the image opened like a curtain to another light show behind.