Sunday, December 18, 2016
Paris at Night
My twenty-four hour visit to Paris might have been short but, my friends and I covered a lot of ground while I was there. Our evening on the town included a stop at Georges at the top of the Center Georges Pompidou. I love how you get there through the gerbil-tube-like enclosed escalators on the side of that ultra-modern building.
Once at the top, we were seated at a table on the large patio overlooking the city. We took turns making our way to the edges to snap photos of the of the lights of Paris.
Before we left, we took a tour of the inside dining area with its undulating walls and cave-like rooms. The space was designed by Dominique Jacob and Brendan McFarlane and it is described as a "designer restaurant with spectacular views".
It made me feel like I had walked into an avant-garde art opening from the late 1960's. I kept waiting for Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein to come walking around the corner or maybe spot James Bond at the bar with a martini....shaken not stirred.
It was a perfect place to end a night on the town in one of the world's most beautiful cities.