Dad/Rick really likes the fun things to see and do in Paris but his main objective for going really is for the tennis at Roland Garros! We figure this might be the 6th time we’ve made it there to see his current favorites play on the clay. He’s like a kid in a candy store!
He had been negotiating for a press pass for several months and finally got one for Monday and Tuesday. I LOVE tennis too, but I was happy to let him have a heyday on his own on Monday while I went to The Pompidou, the incredible museum of modern art!
The building itself may be one of the biggest tourist attractions in Paris. Although over 400 designs were submitted, the one that won was all about putting all the pipes, elevators and escalators, wiring and plumbing on the outside of the building, to make room for uninterrupted exhibit space on the inside. It is “pretty ugly” and quite amazing!
The art was fascinating. Eli, our modern art buff has got me hooked! Just look at some of this interesting stuff:
At the entry, there is a magnificent wall hanging of bottle caps and clothing labels. Hazel and Charlie….take note. Their little hobby whilst they were there was collecting bottle caps. They had a stash almost big enough to do a wall-hanging of their own by the end!
The museum was commissioned by President Pompidou, a former President of France who had a passion for modern art.
The viiews from the balcony weren’t bad either:
Nice contrast! What a world!