The Contemporary Art Museum in Nîmes faces across an open square towards the only fully preserved Roman temple in the world. Unfortuneately, half of it was under scaffolding when I visited Nîmes last week, so I had to carefully position the reflection to mask those unsightly bits. The Museum was designed by a master of modern commercial architecture, Lord Norman Foster (designer of the “Gerkin” Office building in London) and built in 1993. Conversely, the Roman temple was built 2000 years ago and dedicated to Lucius Cesar (the gransdon of the Emporer Augustus).
A reflection in Modern Architecture
by Kiff Backhouse | Sep 7, 2010 | Photo Blog | 0 comments