Pompidou Centre

Damn, damn, damn! Ever since my french teacher put up a poster of thePompidou Centre, I have been interested to see it. OK, not from the momentI first saw it, because then I thought"they have put the air conditioning on the outside!",but exposure lead to familiarity, affection and finally love.Infact, when they rebuilt the old Olympic Pool in Melbourne into aconcert hall, practicalities forced them to add air pipes outside thebuilding, which were painted primary colours. I felt it was a fittingtribute to the Pompidou centre. So when I finally arrive in Paris, notonly is the centre closed - it is wrapped up!And to add insult to injury, there is the<a href="../../../Pictures/paris/misc/_image06.html">Tipi</a>!

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