There is nothing like Paris. Before and after a backpacking vacation in the French Alps in 1991, I spent a few days just walking around in the city.
To honor the city and its people, I have scanned and edited the negatives from these walks, as a personal work of memory.
The view above is from the Centre Georges Pompidou. The spooky sky is caused by shooting through the plexiglass windows surrounding the outside escalators of the building.
The French have a wonderful tradition how their presidents invest enormous sums in art and culture.
Right outside, the Stravinsky Fountain, with sculptures by Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle, vibrant with colors and life.
Then there is the Arab World Institute, one of the Grands Projets of François Mitterrand.
Another project Mitterrand completed: The conversion of a railway station into a museum, the Musée d’Orsay.
This walk will continue.