A close up.
The other half of the ground floor (the photos in yesterday's post) can be seen and entered through several openings.
had incredible details underneath, like this in the center,
and this on the sides underneath the arch.
The intricate work standing from a few feet away,
is even more amazing up close.
There is an elevator or stairs to the upper level of modern architecture.
The Radio France Building and
the Citroen Building, both exist in present day Paris.
Resorts built into the natural landscape, skyscrapers, and temporary structures built for exhibition from all over the world, fill the upper level. There are also many video presentations about how certain structures were designed and built; I saw many students with notebooks, taking notes.
The upper floor also has a smaller exhibition of frescoes and wall paintings.
The most impressive sight was seeing three of Paris' great buildings through the windows of the Museum of Architecture. If the weather is nice, there is a ground floor cafe with a terrace overlooking the Eiffel Tower where you can enjoy a bite or a drink outside; a priceless way to spend some time in Paris :)