The Royal Pavilion in Brighton is an architectural taste of south Asia on the coast of the English Channel. The building was originally constructed as the summer home of George, then Prince of Wales, who would later become King George IV.
The word “Paris” typically evokes images of wide boulevards lined with historic stone buildings. Shatter that stereotype by turning your gaze to the city’s business district, La Défense. There, you’ll find a lovely (and lively) sandbox for modern architecture and design. Here are a few images of the neighbourhood from my visit to the French capital in September 2012.