l'architecture

   If you aren’t yet convinced the village of Rye (East Sussex, southern coast of England) is the most magical, marvelously medieval, charming, and fascinating place in the world, well, HERE IS THE ENTRANCE TO MERMAID STREET, known hundreds of years ago as Main Street, and undoubtedly the most picturesque street in all of the world.

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Stained Glass #1 Pierre Soulages

Stained glasses are a major artistic expression in France. Many of our romanesque and gothic churches are enlightened with their colors. 

The current “Chagall, Soulages, Benzaken… Le vitrail contemporain” exhibition at the Cité de l’Architecture in Paris presents some of the contemporary masterpieces created by major artists. 

This one, made of concrete and glass, has been created by Pierre Soulages in 1965 for the Suermondt Ludwig Museum.

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Cultural basement

The Cité de L’architecture hosts its temporary exhibitions within the basement of the Palais de Chaillot, a long, curved parisian building seated right in front of the Eiffel tower, across the river Seine. 

The curve of the building creates this very interesting perspective with multiples arches over a bended exhibition wall. 

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