Later in the Afternoon on my second day in Paris, I went to Centre Pompidou. It was one of the biggest museums I’ve ever been to. I only managed to get through a fourth of it and I was there for four hours.
I decided to start at the top, where they have a restaurant and a 360 degree view of the entire city of Paris.
The upstair walkways are like something out of the future. You walk and escalate through see-through tubes.
And the views from the top are gorgeous.
I probably looked at over 500 pieces of art. So, I won’t be able to tell you much about them. But, if you’re interested, you can go to Centre Pompidou and read about the exhibits on their website. It’s in french, so you might want to open it up with Google Chrome and use google translations.
I thought about sitting with this man.
A lot of the exhibits I toured were about the world.
This is called Outgrowth by Thomas Hirschhorn.
The artist gets inspired by political and social events and how they affect or destruct the earth. The piece above is made up of “contaminated” globes. There are photographs of crises in the world and the tape refers to the region theyre affecting. The name outgrowth refers tot he excess amount of crisis in our world. It’s outgrowing us.
“There are too many wars, too much violence, and too much injustice. The problem isn’t an absence, it isn’t a shortage, the problem is this excess and how to give form to it.”
I was also inspired by a lot of the artwork and want to do some pieces of my own soon.
After walking around Paris and the museum for hours, I found a quiet space overlooking the city and decided to just sit.
And pray that my suitcase would come, because wearing the same clothes two days in a row isn’t ideal.
While sitting in my little corner, I watched a couple of pigeons play in the rooftop water.
I continued to tour all of the artwork, but wanted to get back to the hostel before it got dark. (fail)
I took one last photo before going down the “future tubes”
Outside of the museum, there is a giant square. I swear its the square of love.
Everyone was sitting with someone.
Enjoying a meal.
or a cigarette.
I love how the pigeons act like humans. They’re so tame; its disgusting.
I’m also kind of obsessed with how the French dress.
And to enlighten the mood for all of the couples in love, there was romantic music filling the streets.
If you’re ever in Paris, you should make it a must to visit this museum.