Saturday, June 6, 2009

Paris--Day 8: Le Tour Eiffel

Earlier this week we stopped in at the Hotel de Ville for a look at its Eiffel Tower exhibit. What's fascinating is how close the landmark came to extinction. Various plans involved cropping its top and concealing it inside a "mountain" complete with road to the summit. Now that would have been a drive. 
These shots are from the top of the Pompidou Centre where we spent almost four hours at their superb Kandinsky exhibit. I'm not nuts about the fairground-meets-Meccano-set architecture but you do get spectacular views from the top level.

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