Friday, May 8, 2009

An assault to my senses!

I felt I couldn't let this one go by without a blog post.

Last week when I was exploring the Left Bank, I started by crossing Pont Neuf at the eastern tip of Ile de la Cite where I snapped this magnificent statue of Henry IV.

I have to admit that I'm so smitten with Paris that I can hardly believe the beauty that awaits around every corner. So, you can imagine my shock when, unsuspectingly, I turned the corner onto Place Michel Debré near Boulevard St. Germain and I came face to face with this.

I thought it was a joke (forgive me, César Baldaccini, sculptor of the strange). But, mais non! Here's the proof.

It is a legitimate piece of art created in the mid-1980s. I literally was shocked. Poor me and my spoiled aesthetic sensibilities.

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