01 August 2010

Modern kind of day

After a week of ancient architecture it was time for some modern art! I was even able to talk Al into joining us, although even I agreed that some of the exhibits proved to be a bit out there. The Centre Georges Pompidou houses the Modern Art Museum designed by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano. Turning the building inside out, all of the mechanical piping is color coded on the outside along with an external escalator which climbs the facade in a plexiglass tube with spectacular views of the entire city. This was definitely one of my favorite places.

Our afternoon was consumed with shopping at Le Bon Marche, Paris's first department store and another scrumptious dinner at L-Epi Dupin.

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