The Pompidou Center is one of the greatest modern art museums in the world. If you manage to get all the way to the top you will also see one of the great views of Paris. It is worth the ride up the giant escalators listening to the drumscape provided my Mickey Hart just to see the view. Of course the top floor has some great exhibits too. The sculpture and water garden on the roof is invigorating as is the view. You can buy a print of this image and see others on my commercial gallery by clicking here.
Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. What makes it so spectacular is that all of the new construction and skyscrapers are excluded from the centre of the city. As I stood on Montmartre and took this picture I couldn’t help but think that this view has remained unchanged for hundreds of years. Because of this practice, scenic views remain unblocked by new construction. You can buy a print of this image at my commercial gallery by clicking here.
Other cities have taken the name city of lights, but we all know that the name refers to Paris and only Paris. Just as there is only one Big Apple, there is only one City of Lights. I have known Americans that refuse to go to Paris because they think the people are rude. My experience says that couldn’t be further from the truth. People are friendly and will go out of there way to help you, just like New Yorkers do. They will especially try to help you if you attempt to speak French to them. They may correct your French, but at the same time they will lead you to the Metro station rather than direct you. This is a view of Paris from Montmartre. You can buy a print of this image at my commercial gallery by clicking here.