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A Modern Slice of Paris: Bibliotheque Francois Mitterrand

By May 25, 2010November 27th, 2010Paris, France, Photography

The area surrounding the François Mitterrand branch of the Bibliothèque nationale de France is one of my favorite sites in all of Paris. It’s a sparsely populated, spacious, green, modernist oasis off the tourist trail.

The neighborhood is mostly known for the four high-rise buildings in the shape of open books that host the French national library; the MK2 movie theater, with its special large seats made for couples; and a host of modern office buildings – the headquarters of pharmaceutical, telecommunications, and consulting companies.

Here are a few photos taken there last night at dusk (click on the photos to enlarge them).