Friday, October 19, 2007

Random Photo Friday: Edition française

This pic of La Grande Arche de la Defense was originally posted on my old TikiWikiGeeky whatever blog during the trip The Husband (then The Boyfriend) and I took to Paris in 2003. Evidently the guidebook we were carrying that day really sucked because we were completely flummoxed as to what the hell this big square thing was for.

Although his comment has been lost to the ages, Lunchstealer correctly pointed out that it is a monument to humanitarian ideals, etc. but also an office building and exhibition space. I believe the net you see there in the middle was erected because pieces of the thing were falling on people's heads, but I don't remember where I heard that, so don't quote me on it.

1 comment:

Dave-o-ramA said...

I seem to recall the bit about it falling on peoples' heads too, possibly from my Lonely Planet Europe or whatever guidebook I had that covered Paris.

Wikipedia does not mention falling plaster.