If you've been to Paris you may have seen this unique fountain outside the Centre Georges Pompidou, which is one of the world's most famous pieces of modern architecture. The building is "inside out", with brightly colored pipes on the facade. This fountain was inspired by Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Firebird . The bird (if you want to call it that) in the foreground is supposed to spin and spray water. I just happened to be there when it wasn't.