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La Passerelle de Solférino with the construction of this year's Paris Plages.
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Barges along the Basin de la Villette. These barges house small theatre companies and comedy clubs.
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This is a cement plant and proves that industrial uses and public space can co-exist.
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Innovative cladding on a new condo building on the Boulevard de Grenelle.
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Paris' parks and open spaces are phenomenal. This is the Champs de Mars looking towars the Eiffel Tower.
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The Luxembourg Gardens.
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The embankement along the Seine attracts people by the tens of thousands.

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Tango on the Left Bank along the Seine.
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The Quai d'Asterlitz is being regenerated with a lot of new uses such as this wooden pavilion that houses a bar/restaurant
now famous Piscine Josephine Baker, Paris' riverside swimming pool.
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The Bibliotechque Nationale
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The wooden stairs and plaza are a great public space. I am really getting to love wood as a material
for the public realm.
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Skate Board Park
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I don't know what this is but I really love it!
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Though I didn't spend a lot of time in The Louvre, a few things did catch my eye.
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The new Islamic Art Gallery at the Louvre.
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Palais Royale. The grilles cover channels with running water in them that allow the calming sound
to be heard in the courtyard above.
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While the Theatre de Comedie Francaises is under renovation, performances are being held
in a temporary wooden theatre stradling the courtyard and the gardens of the Palais Royale.
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Fountain on the Boulevard St. Germain near the Odeon.

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The Musee de l'Architecture et la Patromonie is in the western section of the Tracadaro.
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There is a life size mockup of one of Le Corbusier's apartments. I actually got some
design ideas for my little apartment which has a similar layout.
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The view from the cafe at the Cite Musee.
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Cool paint job on these apartments to the north of La Defense.
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I don't know what this is but I really love it!
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It's the Ministry of Culture and Communications, by Francis Soler.
 
[This was my first experience with Zaha Hadid's architecture. The new Islamic Art Gallery.
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Keep Ms Hadid on your bucket list. The Louvre's Islamic Art Wing was designed by Mario Bellini and Rudy Ricciotti.
 
Ahh.. a true city of culture, architecture, and design...
Thanks for sharing the photos...
 
RD: Good pictures from Paris...We can't forget all the Paris pictures posted by MinatoKu previously...
See "Paris by Minato" down below on this World Photos and Videos page...

In your picture#2 what Metro station/line contains those platform doors?

I was posting questions that he was answering until I ended up losing posts and notes...It was a interesting way
to learn about the City of Light...

LI MIKE
 
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