WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – ANGULAR – PART 1
- La Pyramide Inversée (inverted pyramid)is a skylight constructed in the Carrousel du Louvre shopping mall in front of the Louvre Museum in Paris ,France. It may be thought of as a smaller sibling of the more famous Louvre Pyramid proper, yet turned upside down: its upturned base is easily seen from outside.
This shot was taken in the Louvre museum , Paris , France… Yes ,the very museum that houses some of the most famous paintings such as the Mona Lisa . This picture I felt is apt for this week’s challenge , as it is angular in every sense of the words .
The inverted pyramid is of course not unfamiliar to the The Da Vinci Code fans , where the protagonist of his novel, Robert Langdon, perceives the inverted pyramid as a Chalice, a feminine symbol, whereas the stone pyramid below is interpreted as a Blade, a masculine symbol: the whole structure could thus express the union of the genders.
Moreover, Dan Brown’s protagonist concludes that the tiny stone pyramid is actually only the apex of a larger pyramid (possibly the same size as the inverted pyramid above), embedded in the floor as a secret chamber. This chamber is said to enclose the body of Mary Magdalene.