The last time I visited Paris and the Louvre it was a rainy day in January so no time was spent strolling outside. It was straight into the pyramid and down into the interior hall. The architect Pei's pyramid solved the problem of the old entrance not being able to handle the number of visitors wishing to visit the Louvre each day. All I can remember of the old entrance is the flight of steps and the statue at the top of the next set of stairs up to the first floor (we are going back a whole lot of years here). Indistinguishable from many other art galleries but the pyramid in its setting is unforgettable. This postcard shows it and the beautiful Louvre buildings to perfection in the sharp light of a sunny day.