Thursday, May 26, 2016

A fair prospect from La Defense

While in a post-exercise fugue state of relaxation, I wandered into this dystopian-movie-style skyscraper vista. All very clean, and complemented by the luminous sky.
For those unfamiliar with the local skyline, that rectangular arch is La Defense, a business district outside of Paris.

In the Paris-ward direction, there is a reflecting pool with a sculpture installation of what look like giant children's toys, each ornamented with a blinking light. All the lights shift colors in a coordinated pattern, but slightly out-of-sync with each other.

The photos don't capture it properly. What appears as a uniform grey-blueness across the pictures was actually pretty calming and visually interesting.

This post's theme word is polysemous, "having many meanings." The sculpture is surely polysemous.

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