Enjolras/Grantaire modern AU fic but written as Victor Hugo would have done

Chapter III: In which Enjolras and Grantaire encounter the crowd at the Louvre

Enjolras, striding imposingly up stairs with Grantaire at his heels, exited the Tuileries métro onto the rue de Rivoli. They followed the road east, alongside the Jardin des Tuileries, past the statue of Jeanne d’arc, then crossed through the Jardin…[etc]…and finally arrived in front of the Pyramide du Louvre.

‘It is no less busy than usual,’ remarked Enjolras, his youthful beauty striking even in the crowd of hundreds. 

‘That is what I said; even on a Tuesday morning on such an ugly day the tourists will flock to this grand triangle for the purpose of a single photograph. To have such motivation! Had I but an ounce of it for such a thing, my own portrait would be smiling on the wall alongside Mona Lisa herself,’ replied Grantaire. ‘But no matter, we are here for the heart, not the skin. And which is more important? Let us enter. If it is alright with you.’

Enjolras gently clasped his hand with a smile. ‘It is.’

Chapter IV: The Louvre

A few words on the Louvre. 

[9000 words redacted] 

Louvre Pyramid. I. M. Pei (貝聿銘). Glass and metal. 1989.

I. M. Pei, born Pei Ieoh Ming, is a Chinese-American architect renowned for elegantly designed building complexes, including the John Hancock Tower, the John F. Kennedy international airport’s multi-airline terminal, Dallas Symphony Hall, and the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar. Pei’s designs are demonstrative of an elaboration on the rectangular forms and irregular silhouettes of the prevailing international style in his time; however, the notable features of his art largely stem from individualistic twists on geometric figures and bold contrasts in materials, spaces, and surfaces. Now retired, Pei works as an architectural consultant at his sons’ consulting firm Pei Partnership Architects. 

The Louvre Pyramid, consisting of one large pyramid bordered by three smaller pyramids, is located in the main courtyard of the Louvre Palace in Paris. The large pyramid serves as the main entrance to the Louvre Museum. This pyramid’s construction engendered years of aesthetic and political debate, as it was considered a sacrilegiously modernist work of architecture that was inconsistent with the classic French Renaissance style and the history of the Louvre as well as an anachronistic symbol of death from Egypt. While some still believe the edifice’s modern character an incorrigible flaw, others consider the contrasting architectural voices a successful juxtaposition of the old and the new.

ladyjade7332  asked:

Hello!! Thank you for answering!... I was wondering if you had in your collection a series of inverted pyramid style buildings?.. I had seen one in Illinois while on a road trip and thought the concept to be quite interesting!! Thank you!!! And awesome blog too.. I love your posts!!


I could not find the specific one you mentioned but here are some other examples of inverted pyramids: 

La Pyramide Inversée Louvre Museum

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Originally posted by seabassbarnes

Pairing: Bucky x Reader

Summary: After the fall of SHIELD, The Winter Soldier slowly breaks through his HYDRA programming while on the run. As he makes his way out of America on foot, The Winter Soldier slowly rediscover himself, as Bucky Barnes. 

or, the story where Bucky decides to get reacquainted with his past his own way. 

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