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Palais de Tokyo à la folie

I love the old buildings of the Palais de Tokyo constructed for the International Exhibition of Arts and Technology of 1937. Its covered in bas-reliefs by Alfred Janniot, and presents a bronze statue by Antoine Bourdelle depicting France, overlooking a big reflecting pool. But the days of glory have passed and the reflecting pool looks like a dump and most of the surrounding piazzas and terraces are now left to the skaters, who call this place 'le dome'. I prefer it that way, it is one of the last places where you can still find peace and quiet, and sit on the enormous terrace café with stunning view onto the Eiffel Tower and the riverfront...

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The reflecting pool

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