Our plan for today was a visit the Centre Georges Pompidou-- a museum of modern art. As many times as we've visited Paris, this would be our first visit to this museum.
We Metro'd over from our Montmartre neighborhood, and after a couple of line changes we popped like a couple of whack-a-moles--right in front of the museum.
Luckily, the line wasn't long, as we didn't buy tickets in advance. We paid our 13E admission, checked our coats, and set off to explore!
We walked through the "tubes" on the outside up to the top level of the museum, where there is a great view over Paris.
This was interesting…..
Michael Jackson and friend!
Probably Koons' most famous piece, Balloon Dog. I actually liked it….
2 pieces in his series, Gazing Ball--strange:
After (ahem!) enjoying the Jeff Koons exhibit, we passed by the museum restaurant entrance--love the red trees!
The interior of the restaurant was very modern, of course:
We went down a couple of floors and started our visit to the permanent collection. There were some lovely pieces:
Great colors and movement in this one:
I liked this room with chalkboard walls--kids can make their own art! It was fun watching them:
This was one of my favorite pieces in the museum--very serene:
And finally, there was the just plain strange!
Again--this is art???
This piece, in my opinion, was the strangest of the lot. It's dozens of colored shoelaces and a few shoe insoles carefully draped and placed on a laundry dryer on wheels. Hmmmmmmm…...
Man, I'd not be a happy camper if I had to look at this building from my windows
As you can tell, I'm not a fan of the Pompidou! Sorry…….
But, there was yet another bright spot at the Pompidou, the Stravinsky Fountain, a whimsical, delightful fountain in the courtyard.
And there's some great street art right across the way, just for my friend Pat E:
After leaving the Pompidou we wandered a few blocks, looking for a nice place for lunch. It was cold and windy--and something hot sounded great.
We found a nice restaurant a few blocks away from "tourist central" Pompidou, enjoyed a nice late lunch of hot onion soup, and a cheese platter. That blue cheese was heavenly! A carafe of red wine, too, of course!
I never get tired of the view from restaurants in Paris:
We Metro'd back to our apartment in Montmartre, where we are snuggled in for a nice evening at home.
Goodnight from lovely Paris.