02-12-10 A Week In Paris: A View From Above

There is a long history of risky French architecture. For example, the Eiffel Tower was widely criticized when it was built. So, too, was the new entrance to the Louvre, which is what you are looking at in this photo. It was designed by the Chinese American architect I.M. Pei.

Both the Eiffel Tower and “the Pyramid” were considered incongruous monstrosities when they were constructed. But today they are iconic. I wonder if anyone thought the Notre Dame de Paris was a monstrosity when it was built? Was Watertown’s clock tower considered “an incongruous monstrosity” when it was erected?

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

One thought

  1. Great shot. I love the fact that so many buildings were considered monstrosities like you have said but have become well loved by people all over the world as well as the French.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.