Â By the side of the Pompidou Modern Art Museum you will find a fountain full of, well, strange figures moving, twirling, squirting water. This is the Stravinsky fountain designed by Niki de Saint-Phalle and Jean Tinguely. It was inspired by Stravinsky’s ballet, The Firebird (1910)- I’m not sure why- but it isÂ appealing and nice to see on a warm day right off of Rue de Rivoli. When I saw it a few years ago it was working much better. All of the figuresÂ moved in some way but most don’t now. I wonder if they will ever restore it.
I’ve always rather liked the red lips
Â Â Â Â Â The hat and the heart used to twirl but now they just sit there.
Â On a nice day there are all sorts of people trying to make a euro or two. This guy painted a rather good face upside down and blindfolded.
Â Nearby, this building had the glass of the windows blocked off and they were painted with imaginary inhabitants.
Â Can you see the two children in the upper windows?