Saturday, November 8, 2014

Paris-Plages 2014

Temporary artificial beaches for Paris-Plages between Pont au Change and Pont Notre-Dame, Paris
Temporary artificial beaches for Paris-Plages
Between Pont au Change and Pont Notre-Dame
4th arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

“For one month every summer, the Georges Pompidou Expressway along Paris’s Right Bank transforms into a pedestrian refuge replete with a sandy beach. A dazzling array of attractions vie for your attention, from activities like dance lessons, climbing walls, games, and swimming (in floating pools, not the Seine, thankfully), to amenities like beach chairs, cafes, misting fountains, and shady palm trees. Its enormous popularity can be traced to strong management and innovative programming, which keep the place humming well into the night with shows and performances.”
(Paris Plage, Project for Public Spaces)

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