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).