The Musee de l’Orangerie renovation, completed in 2006, was designed by the architect Olivier Brochet. The renovated galleries contain some of Claude Monet’s water lilies paintings, which remained in place during the renovation. Here is an interesting article about the renovation from the BBC.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
I have always loved bridges, and this pedestrian bridge is a beauty! The Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir, Bercy-Tolbiac, located in Paris, connects the National Library of france with the Parc Bercy located across the seine. It was completed in 2006, designed by the architecture and engineering firm RFR. The opposing curve forms overlap in the center to create a covered pedestrian plaza centered on the river.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Monday, July 9, 2007
The wall for peace in Paris, located on the Champs de Mars opposite the Eiffel tower, was designed by the artist Clara Halter and architect Jean-Michel Wilmote. The wall was inspired by the wailing wall in Jerusalem, and allows visitors to place messages of peace in the wall. Ironically, access to the monument is closed due to security concerns.