Centre Pompidou, Paris

24.08.09 § Leave a comment

From my trip to Paris this July:

On the first day in Paris we went to the Centre Georges Pompidou which accommodates the leading collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe. It also holds  a large public reference library, performance spaces and cinemas as well as an institute for musical research and creation. The architecture of the place is quite interesting with most of the technical installations out in the open marked with different colors. It stands out though quite harshly in comparison to the surrounding historic architecture. In front of the building is a big square which is eagerly used by people sitting on the ground reading, talking, playing music and so on. From the upper floors you can observe the activity on the ground from a birds perspective. Here are some photos from the collection and the museum, and a few artworks by two of my favorite artists Mark Rothko and Gerhard Richter, that I got on post cards.

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More photos: http://caramelbubble.wordpress.com/centre-pompidou/

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Shops in Paris

05.08.09 § Leave a comment

I found the 3rd district and Montmartre to the best places for nice independent stores. On Champs Elysee you have all the big chains and luxury stores of course, but everyone knows that…

These are my favorites:

3rd district:

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Montmartre:

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Snapshots of modern architecture in Paris

05.08.09 § Leave a comment

From my trip to Paris in July:

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Jotun is painting the Eiffel Tower in Paris

25.06.09 § Leave a comment

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The Eiffel Tower is going to be painted for the 19th time, and Jotun has once again won the competition for delievering their customized paint product.

http://www.ifi.no/main.jsp?content=/doc/Nyheter/2007/2007_07/LaTourEiffel.htm

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