was one of a series of pictures I took while trying to extricate
myself from the grasp of the overenthusiastic Frenchman. This
is only one small section of the Louvre, which goes on for blocks.
The Louvre used to be a royal palace, and it's a bit overwhelming.
Every European reference I saw to I. M. Pei, the architect of
the initially infamous but now celebrated glass pyramids, spelled
out his name, Ieoh Minh. I've seen several of his buildings
in the US, but never his full name before. Odd.
The Ferris wheel in the background is the one I rode the first
day I was in Paris. I hopped into a seat next to a couple of
European guys of not immediately apparent nationality, and we
rode around many more times than I'd expected. It was great