There are splendid views on top of the Pompidou Museum.

A giant sculpture of a thumb by Cesar is outside.

The famous venting system. The whole building is sort of inside out.

The view. Not bad.

Christmas trees leading into Georges, the restaurant at the top.

Here is a slice of the Pompidou down a narrow street.

Around the Pompidou

I went with my family to the Pompidou Museum to find it closed as it was Tuesday-totally forgot. Anyway, the area around the museum is so interesting that we found lots to do and see. We even saw some gypsies doing their scam, trying to get people to sign a petition and then asking for money and trying for a hit at pick pocketing which seemed to interest my grandsons more than anything else-they talked about it for days at any rate. When we saw three gypsy girls surrounding a lone girl, my dil started shouting “Pickpockets!” and they ran off.

The Stravinsky fountain right next to the museum. All of the forms used to turn as they sprayed water but, for some reason, most of them don’t work now.

Very colorful.

A huge grafitti on the side of a building.

Art work on the sidewalk.

The lady making these giant bubbles let the grandkids help her. It looks like it would be easy to duplicate at home if you had the right bubble solution.

One of the big bubbles on the side of a building.

This guy came rolling by. The vehicle made music and things twirled around. I don’t know if he gave rides or not.

Pompidou Museum

I am back home in Provence after my French class and the most exciting thing I’ve done since I’ve been here is pull weeds and plant my vegetable garden so I’m going to post some postings that I’ve had saved up for a while.

I was supposed to meet a friend-Lisa of the Picasso Museum. I don’t know why but when I saw the P of Picasso in her email, I read Pompidou so when she called asking where I was I finally figured out that I was in the wrong place. As it turned out neither place was open due to the strikes that day and they aren’t that far apart from each other. Anyway, while waiting for Lisa I took a few photos of the exterior of the Pompidou. It’s such a strange building in my eyes, all inside out, but I guess it’s interesting. It can be very lively in the area but it was quiet when I was there.

The clear tubes are the escalators. If you go to the top, there is a splendid view and a restaurant called George.

I guess these are for ventilation. There are eight of them outside.

Some exterior modern art.