Posted: March 3, 2015 in 17-85mm lens, Architecture, Blue, Canon 60D, Details, Museums, Paris, Photography

Six images

I offer you an antidote for yet another gloomy Midwestern winter day:


The Centre Pompidou in Paris, housing the Bibliothèque Publique d’Information (Public Information Library),  the Musée National d’Art Moderne (which is the largest museum for modern art in Europe,) and IRCAM, a centre for music and acoustic research.


The brightly colored exoskeleton of the Pompidou is actually a color-coded display of  its mechanical systems: blue pipes are for climate control, green for the plumbing, yellow pipes carry the electrical wires, and safety features, such as fire extinguishers, are in red.






  1. sedge808 says:

    these pipes are very cool.
    i imagine that they have funky music coming out of them.

    toot toot !!!

  2. Karen Taylor says:

    Ooh la la! And if I were from Paris I would say Ooh la la la la la la! Beautiful colors! Great lines! These lovely photos lift my mood!

  3. Lignum Draco says:

    Imagine the kaleidoscope when these start to rust.

  4. Marjorie says:

    Better than being there…..seeing these through your color seized lens

    • Initially, I was most interested in seeing the outside of this building, but once inside…many of my rooftop shots come from the top of the Pompidou and one of the featured shows was the life and works of photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson.

  5. fxquotidien01 says:

    Your pictures are really beautiful but people have to know that in real this building is horrible haha.

  6. Barbara says:

    Makes me think of a glorious box of new crayons! Energizing!

  7. jlheuer says:

    Takes me back. Thanks.

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