Martha Goes to Paris

My Aunt Martha recently went on a business trip to Paris. After looking at her photos, I’ve decided that, while gloomy, Paris does seem to be a city that is holding onto its historic feel (i.e., no Wal-Marts — yet, and no glaring billboards obscuring the views).

I think most travelers learn that their best photos are not those of historic landmarks, or snapshots of their traveling companions, but the random bits of whimsy they encounter, such as this one of Martha’s:

Loopy Paris

She said it was a building wrapped in plastic, in preparation for renovation. I’ve stared at it a lot, and I still can’t quite figure out what’s going on. It’s trippy.

6 thoughts on “Martha Goes to Paris

  1. DKN says:

    WHAT? How…? Is it…? Huh???

    at first I thought it was a photo of a reflection…like a fun mirror. But then I saw the other straight lines in the photo and…WHAT?

  2. connie says:

    Hmm well if you look closely at the door on the bottom left- it’s not bent like the rest of the photo. It look’s more like a painting on the building made to look like funky bending windows etc, not really wrapped in plastic, but who knows!?

  3. joynmsu says:

    Another weird thing I noticed: The man in the photo — if you look ahead in the direction he is walking, there’s a door in the wall of the building. A door that isn’t all wavy.

    Oh wait, Connie saw the door, too.

  4. DKN says:

    Ack! And not only is it NOT wavy…it’s overlapping the wavy window. *eyes crossing*

    They really shouldn’t let Dali paint buildings!

  5. Polly says:

    Hi —

    What a kick to see this — it’s on my blog as well http://www.pollyvousfrancais.blogspot.com in the December archives (entitled Do no adjust the knobs on your set). It’s a scaffolding cover but they really outdid themselves. A company called athem (www.athem.fr I think).

    They added curved cornices and everything. I spotted it the first day it was up, as I go to church down the street from there.

    Polly

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