Monday, February 19, 2007

French Bump-a-bump

While on a recent trip, a few of us went to see the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The building is a modern marvel and the art displayed in it is also something to see, but I believe that the most impressive thing at the Pompidou Centre was the restaurant at the top called Restaurant Georges. We were broke by the time we got to this sight, so we were not able to dine in this facility, but we did get to enjoy the modern architecture inside. The interior of the restaurant, designed by Dominique Jacob and Brendan McFarlane, was largely composed of large, amorphous aluminum "rooms" which housed tables, seating, and a bar. The interior of each of these rooms is painted a different color, and the contrast between these colors and the bright aluminum exteriors is really striking. The unusual forms were very imaginative, and made for an experience that can be appreciated by everyone; whether dining or not. For this reason, I recommend that if you are ever in Paris, you must go and see this unique restaurant.
Centre Pompidou
Restaurant Georges
Dominique Jacob and Brendan McFarlane
Janis Fowler

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