Saturday, September 6, 2014

Around The Pompidou


Paris skies were lead gray on Friday. It was neither warm or cool, but very humid. Not a great day for tourism. We made it to the Pompidou Center and not much else. We are getting older. The forced-march style of tourism doesn't work so well anymore.

These scenes are all outside the museum. The man in the top photo was in a wheelchair, playing exquisite accordion. The fourth shot is one of several sculptures in a pool of water  by Niki de Saint Phalle, well-represented in St. Louis

Out to the Palace of Versailles on Saturday, followed by dinner with Versailles de Quimper and Olivier.

At The Pompidou 2014-09-05 4

At The Pompidou 2014-09-05 3

At The Pompidou 2014-09-05 5

At The Pompidou 2014-09-05 6


9 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

Great series. I really like the portrait of the musician. Last snap reminds me of a photo I took there back in the mid 1980s.

Bibi said...

When it was first built, I used to dislike and severely resent its intrusion....but it's kind of grown on me.

Norma Beishir said...

Ohmyohmyohmy!

Virginia said...

I will never understand the fascination of sitting on the hot concrete around the Pompidou and Parisians do it all the time. The Pompidou is not my favcorite in Paris but I do love the colorful sculptures in the fountain when it's working! Lucky you to see Olivier and Ciel!
Left a tale about the musician on your FB post.

William Kendall said...

That musician looks like a real character.

Jack said...

A little bit of everything, Bob. You got a couple of giggles out of me today.

EG CameraGirl said...

Since I have never been to Paris, you have photographed parts of Paris I have never seen even in other peoples' photos. :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Since I have never been to Paris, you have photographed parts of Paris I have never seen even in other peoples' photos. :)

Birdman said...

Just catching up.
You are certainly on the move and it looks like you are having quite a vacation jaunt.