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Centre Georges Pompidou

By Martin
March 27, 2012
Pompidou Center Paris museum exhibition

Paris and its builders have always liked to experiment with the new, modern and controversial - from Baron Haussmann to Eiffel and Le Corbusier - and the trend continued to more recent days. Time has proved the critics of the time wrong and many of the ambitious projects became iconic symbols of this colourful and [...]


Louvre Museum

By Martin
February 15, 2011
Louvre Museum (photo by martinsoler.com)

This enormous building, constructed around 1200 as a fortress and rebuilt in the mid-16th century for use as a royal palace, began its career as a public museum in 1793. As part of Mitterand’s grands projets, the Louvre was revamped in the 1980s with the addition of a 21-metre glass pyramid entrance. Initially deemed a [...]


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