Whenever we think of Paris we imagine the usual charming 'old' icons.
But this magnificent city has a modern edgy side to it, and it is little publicised.
If you draw a straight line through The Louvre, up the Champs Elysee, through the Arc de Triomphe and continue up, you will run into a skyscraper city known as Le Defense.
It is spectacular and a wonderful monument to cutting edge architecture.
The thing I love about European cities is their lack of fear in placing the new beside the old.
They embrace modernity, and I love it.
|Reflections of Miro and Calder|
|Under Piano's glass pyramid, Louvre|
|Inside the 3 sided CNIT building|
|EDF building meets Miro|
|Quai Bramley's green exterior|
|Quai Bramley's glass walls|
|Inside The Grande Arch|
|Glass towers Le Defense|
from atop the Grande Arch.
|Optical illusions with space|
|Calder, glass and steel|
|Mirror upon mirror,|
reflection on reflection
|Water feature sculpture|
|Vast water sculptures in the plaza|
|EDF building, towering elegance|
|Beautiful mosaic exhaust stack|
supported at 3 points only
|Underground Salon des Halles, |
|Pompidou, wearing its inside out|