Sunday, 7 September 2008

Up on the Roof...


The first thing I did on entering the museum of modern art, apart from a brief spirited dialogue with the officious person on the desk, was to head up to the roof terraces from where I took these photos.
The building itself is in the shape of a hollow hexagon so there are lots of terraces, objets d'art and views to see. I was quite lucky because there were only a few of us up there possibly because it was hot or maybe because it was lunchtime. The paths are fairly narrow and I don't think I would have been comfortable up so high in a crowd.
The photos show the Acropolis, a modern conference centre, to the north: the museum entrance which, I thought, looked scruffy: the view south east(ish) over the old town and a glimpse of the plaza in front of the Theatre of Nice and MAMAC. You can just catch a glimpse of one of the installations there on the left.
I must have been up there for 45 minutes until the midday sun drove me back inside...
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9 comments:

Château-Gontierdailyphoto said...

A very nice sight seeing.

Baruch said...

A great selection of photos - well done & thank you for sharing!

genny said...

Pretty pictures with pretty blog.

Virginia said...

What is that huge gray cube in the top left that looks like a giant speaker?? A bit of an eyesore on the Nice landscape I would think. I wish I could visit the museum in person!

Norm said...

thats a very wonderful view.. great capture!! Happy Scenic Sunday to you..

babooshka said...

I've just noticed the tram instead of the roadworks.Marvellous monatge and
yes I would like to be there too.

tut-tut said...

Great views; wish I could be there in person.

Mary Helen said...

I wish I had buildings like this near us, great photos
mary

Knoxville Girl said...

thanks for the panoramas. I'll remember to bring my parasol if I'm ever lucky enough to travel to Nice.