Peter Kun Frary, Photographer


Public Bicycles & Pompidou Museum • Paris, France

 

Canon EOS 40D and EF-s 17-55 2.8 IS USM

We wandered out of the Louve, hoping to eventually find the Eiffel Tower and Pompidou. Along the way I saw this bike rack. La Ville-lumière is also a city of bikes: 20,600 public bikes at 1,450 rack stations. I saw bike stations allover Paris but they were usually empty during the day. So 20,000 bikes out and about daily! It was raining when I shot this image so I had a rare daylight glimpse of bikes at dock.

And, after great struggle, we did find the Pompidou. It's a modern art Museum and featuring really ugly industrial architecture--like a factory turned inside-out--but houses wonderful contemporary works like this giant spinning thingie:

I prefer the more traditional medium of painting: it's close to photography in concept and thus makes sense to me. Love this style of painting although I haven't a clue whom created it.

The style of this one is so distinctive the name Pablo Picasso jumps out and bites me on the arse. I couldn't help but notice her breasts look like char siu bao while her toenails resemble daggers...



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