Tuesday, October 27, 2009

La Pyramide, Birmingham Style



Ahhh yes, a little taste of Paris right here in Birmingham! I was shooting up through the skylight at the Harbert Center recently and I thought it was reminiscent of le Pyramide du Louvre, a place I've photographed many times. It's that Euro Birmingham thing again.

If you'd like to see more of my photographs from le Musée du Louvre, jump over to Paris Through My Lens!

BANNER NEWS: This week the banner photo will change on a whim. I have a lot to share and Halloween is breathing down my neck. Today's header photo you saw last year ( dry those tears!!!), it is for my dear reader Judy from Souther California who told me recently it was her favorite photo, and it's going up tonight just for her. Stay tuned, more to come this week!


Le Pyramide
Le Louvre, Paris

26 comments:

Judy - So California said...

Awww V.....thanks so much! I am sure I am not the only one who loves seeing these wonderful, colorful pumpkins. Who but you dear friend could make a pile of punkies look like a work of art? Merci!

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

and your angle makes a very poignant composition of visual geometry, V! I love it.

Bibi said...

Very nice, and indeed reminiscent of 'la Pyramide du Louvre.'

lodolite said...

foto molto interessanti! e bellissime zucche.
ciao, simona

Peter said...

Is there no "copyright" on the Louvre one? :-) Well I believe Mr. Pei already copied...! :-)

B SQUARED said...

It's not Paris but it is a lot closer.

Daryl said...

(following up on B Squared's comment)AND they speak English!

And I love rotating header shots ..

Thérèse said...

Nice parallels!

JM said...

So you have your own glass pyramid?! :-) Both shots are great, V.!

valeria said...

Interesting comparison! You miss Paris, don't you? Me too!!

Marie-Noyale said...

Hello V.
I know the French language is A pain...
but we say "La" Pyramide.
So, Mr Pei visited Birmingham, before or after Paris!!!

Virginia said...

Marie,
Rats, I thought I looked it up!!! Grrrr Thanks for helping me.

Peter,
Well if it's copyrighted I guess they'll have to haul me back to Paris to pay my debt! Yippeee!

Jm
Thanks!

Valeria,
Oh yes, yes ,yes I miss Paris.

Judy,
Glad you like the header!

B2,
So you're home now?

Daryl,
We speak Southern English as a matter of fact.:)

Lodolite,
Grazie

Eki and Bibi,
Merci!

marley said...

I like the idea of Euro Birmingham! It is very remeniscent of Paris, maybe not so glamourous. Not that I'm casting aspersions!

Btw, my photos of the Pump Rooms today were inspired by you. As I was taking them I thought of you and what you might do with the same scene. Anyway, just you are a good inspiration :)

Virginia said...

Marley,
Well I am very flattered. That was a wonderful photograph and one you should be very proud of.
V

Petrea said...

You and me, V. We've got Paris on the brain. It gets in there and stays.

Virginia said...

Petrea,
Oh it is always there. I long to go back RIGHT NOW!
V

Paula said...

I know where that is! I remember driving by Regions when we stayed at the Tutwiler.

wv breepa

Shell Sherree said...

Hey Virginia, Hiker told me you, P and me were all on a local-Paris-connections vibe today ~ how cool is that! I love your Pyramide.

Char said...

beautiful comparison

Bob Crowe said...

Ah ha! Going modernist on us! But Regions Bank in the background has so much less interesting art than votre musée préféré. Mixes of old and contemporary architecture can work well (the British Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago) but I've never gotten comfortable with the glass pyramid amid the Renaissance palaces. It must have been set down by space aliens. Which then means that I. M. Pei is a space alien. Well, he sorta looks like one. I an rambling - must put head on pillow.

Virginia said...

Bob,
You know where mon coeur lies. Everything reminds me of it. What can I say, although I think you understand it all, n'est pas?
V

PS You like Phillip GLass and don't appreciate la Pyramide du Louvre?? Really??? :)

Dusty Lens said...

So similar, and you can visit here often when you need a Louvre fix.

Tash said...

Most clever on the Birminham pyramid! Well done to post both.

Adrian LaRoque said...

Awesome!

Maya said...

Ooh, shots from inside. Very nice! I'll have to try that someday...

Nice banner too!

Blognote said...

Oh yes...very nice this one!