Color Coded Duct Work on the Exterior
If this seems vaguely familiar, this was one of my previous Paris Puzzles here. Now it's time to return to this most unusual place for a closer look. Today, the Centre Georges Pompidou. Begun in 1969 and finished in 1974, it's a tribute to then President Pompidou. Because of it's location, it is also referred to as "Beaubourg". It houses the Musée National d'Art Moderne. The exterior is not my cup of tea, but I did find the maze of colorful pipes intriguing. I have sinced learned that they are color coded: Blue-air, Green-fluids, Yellow- electrical, Red- movement and flow( elevators). The back side features large clear tubes containing escalators. It also features a very large expanse of concrete that I found rather stark and not condusive to sitting and enjoying the view, but apparently the French like it just fine. It was full of people eating, listening to music and just enjoying July 14th, Bastille Day of course! Tomorrow, we will return to have a look at the funkiest fountain in all of Paris!
Lately, Laurent, who does a great job on Daily Photo in Paris , and I have managed to tag team several spots around Paris. I'm flattered, but I think Laurent needs to be worried, very worried about following my train of thought! I link to his post of the Pompidou here.