Exterior of Center Pompidou. Blue represents sky, green means water, yellow is electricity, and red corresponds to the elevators. The modern building was commissioned by Georges Pompidou in 1969 and designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers. It was completed in January 1977. It houses artworks by Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, etc. Some of the artworks were exhibited several months earlier this year in Taiwan.
Place Igor Stravinsky, located between Center Pompidou and St-Merri Church, is famous for the colorful dynamic fountain designed by Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint-Phalle.
It is the first dynamic fountain in Paris.
Musée d’Orsay, Orsay Museum, located at 62 Rue de Lille, 75007 Paris.
Eiffel Tower at night…
La Defense, it’s said to be the 21st region in Paris, although Paris is formally divided into 20 regions only. La Defense is the newest area in Paris and full of skyscrapers, office buildings, shopping centers, and outdoor modern sculpture displays.
This is Grand Arche. There are 12 avenues centered in Place Charles-de-Gaulle in front of Arc de Triomphe and spreading to various directions. One of the avenues is Champs-Elysees, whose one direction points toward Louvre, and another points to Grand Arche. Johann-Otto von Spreckelsen was the first to take the project of building Grand Arche in 1982, but the contract was revoked due to his poor health in 1987. Peter Rice, the architect of Sydney Opera House, then took over and finished the work in 1990. It is meant to be the 20th century version of Arc de Triomphe. Grand Arche isn’t entirely a decoration; there are government offices on both sides of the arch.
CNIT–Paris international trading center.
A shopping center in La Defense just next to the Grand Arche.