A few weeks ago, a friend sent me a message asking why I haven't posted travel photos lately. I was quite busy with work. But one weekend, instead of staying at home, I decided to go to Louvre Abu Dhabi, the latest architecture and tourist attraction in Abu Dhabi, United
rain in the desert
wipes out footprints of camels
trekking back in time
I have long wanted to visit the museum after it opened in November 2017. I heard that tickets were always sold-out. Funny but it looked like I've waited for the temperature to reach 40 deg C before finally dragging my feet to this architectural wonder.
For 63 UAE dirhams (17 USD), you will have access to timeless art pieces collection. Some of them are loaned from various French institutions. To all history and art enthusiasts planning to visit Louvre Abu Dhabi, you check these articles to see what's to expect : 27 Must-See Artworks on Loan, 20 must-see pieces at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Five things not to miss at Louvre Abu Dhabi.
The Louvre Abu Dhabi is also known as A Floating Dome of Light and Shade, designed by Jean Nouvel. The concept is very interesting - designed as a "seemingly floating dome structure"; its web-patterned dome allowing the sun to filter through. The overall effect is meant to represent "rays of sunlight passing through date palm fronds in an oasis (more here).
The next two photos below illustrate the "rain of light".
Not sure if I give justice to the pieces in black and white. I wanted to capture that classic, timeless feel. But I admit some of the photos look better in color. Maybe I will post another Louvre Abu Dhabi blog - in color. Who knows?
Photos taken with Nikon D7000
lenses : 18-300 mm VR
10.5 mm Fish-eye