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Continued from Paris II...

Deep in the 7th Arrondissement is Le Centre Georges Pompidou. Designed by Renzo Piano & Richard Rogers it is famous for its "oil-refinery in the centre of the city"-type look.
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Of course it's not really an oil refinery. Le Centre Pompidou actually houses Le Musée National d'Art Moderne and is considered one of the world's great modern art museums.
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Moderne Art!
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Andy Warhol's "Ten Lizes."
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Looking north towards Montmartre/Sacré- Coeur from the terrasse of Le Centre Georges Pompidou.
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Looking south-west from the same terrasse towards La Tour Eiffel.
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"Georges" is the work of Dominique Jacob and Brendan McFarlane. Its architecture conforms to the centre's novel structure and is decorated with contoured aluminium sheeting.
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"Georges" (cont.)
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"Georges" (cont.)
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The intention of the architects of the Pompidou Centre was to place the service elements outside the building's framework and to turn the building "inside out." The arrangement also allows for an uncluttered internal space for the display of art.
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Le Centre Georges Pompidou (cont.)
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Next to Le Centre Pompidou is La Fontaine des Automates.
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The fountain is also known as the Stravinsky Fountain and features works by Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint-Phalle.
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Stravinsky Fountain (cont.)
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One final shot of Le Centre Georges Pompidou.
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Hôtel de Ville de Paris (Paris City Hall) sits in Le Marais district -- which means "the swamp". Perhaps appropriately the area is now best known for its gay nightlife.
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Deep in the heart of Le Marais was an anglophile bar called "Lizard Lounge" where this photo was taken.
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What the French listen to. "What, no Whitney Houston?"
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Some grit in the République métro.
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La Tour Eiffel from Place du Trocadéro.
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From Level 1 of La Tour Eiffel. Looking north-west through Trocadéro to La Défence.
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Getting ready to take the hydraulic lift up to Level 2.
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Still on Level 1...looking west along the Rivière Seine.
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Slightly south of the previous picture. Also from Level 1.
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Another westerly view from Level 1.
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Finally we make it to Level 2! Looking directly north at Place du Trocadéro and the Jardins du Trocadéro.
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Looking west along the Rivière Seine from Level 2.
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Looking south-east down Parc du Camp de Mars towards Tour Montparnasse (which we'll go up tonight).
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Directly east is the Musée du Quai Branly which just opened in January. It features indigenous art, cultures and civilizations from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas.
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Looking north-east towards the Arc de Triomphe.
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An easterly view of a left-bank neighbourhood.
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Anotherly easterly view. This one is looking towards Hôtel des Invalides.
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Looking north-east. Jardin des Tuileries and Musée du Louvre can be seen on the right-bank.
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Another north-easterly view.
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A western view including Maison de la Radio France.
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Looking north towards the Chaillot neighbourhood.
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And down we come...
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...almost there.
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We hadn't had enough verticality for a single day, so that same evening Dan and I headed up the infamous Tour Montparnasse. "La plus belle vue de Paris!" And it was!
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Tour Montparnasse is Europe's 7th tallest building at 196m, but still claims the continent's fastest elevator.
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La Tour Eiffel doing its hourly dance.
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A northerly view from the 56th floor terrasse of Tour Montparnasse.
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A southerly view, including Gare Montparnasse in the foreground.
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Colourful tiles in the Paris Métro (can't remember which station).
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A métro train in the Mairie des Lilas métro station.
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Châtelet métro station.
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Châtelet métro (cont.)
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My version of a Eugène Atget photo. This is a night shot in Le Marais.
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République métro entrance by night.
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Temple métro entrance by night.
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Paris IV coming soon!
 
How long were you in gay Paree? Looks like you covered a lot of ground. Awesome aerials.
 
We spent a full week in Paris and could have easily spent another. The Paris pics are from mid-September.
 
Great pics in all three collections.

I'm curious...about what time does the city shut down (restaurants, stores, etc.)?
 
Guimard's street furniture seems to be holding up reasonably well, going into its second century.
 

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