Monday, April 10, 2006

Really cool fresco


What is the difference between yesterday's graffiti and today's picture? Well this one is an official fresco called Coup de chapeau. It was painted by François Boisrond in 2001. You can see it "live" on the rue La Fayette, number 171 and if you notice there is a "Vous êtes ici" (you are here) mention just like on yesterday's graffiti.

21 comments:

  1. Can you take a picture of the place Germany stomped your hole? It should be around the place where your national pride isn't.

    Your buddy in libel,
    -C

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  2. Un graffiti dans la rue de la Fayette ?! Quelle décadence !
    Belle photo !

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  3. Hats off, indeed! I like it a lot when modern art blends perfectly with the already existing architecture of Paris, like right here!

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  4. Odd. I don't like murals. I'm opposed to them on aesthetic grounds. But I like this one! lol

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  5. Fabulous photo- I was just going to comment on the 'vous etes ici' reoccurence.

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  6. Nice shot Eric! I wonder how they do those graffiti on tall buildings such as those!

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  7. Been busy - catching up today. Your site is a welcome break from the rush. Wonderful! as usual. :)

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  8. Hi Eric, that's a beautiful wall...and the graphic is great!

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  10. fantastic mural. not what you expect on a very traditional Paris street, but a refreshing twist.

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  11. very interesting mural. different from the ones we have here in brussels

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  12. What a great picture. Today is my first day exploring these many sites. Please feel free to stop by mine when you all have a chance. http://kansascitydailyphoto.blogspot.com Now a question Eric, is that maintained by the artist or does it slowly fade?

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  13. Can't wait to see more of these when I visit Paris next.

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  14. Anne, that's a good question! I was wondering the same thing myself.

    My guess is they probably use some kind of scaffold similar to what the window washers use and paint the walls by sections from a carefully designed pattern.

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  15. Very nice fresco! Like to see all the details.

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  16. gé-nial!
    merci d'avoir capturé cette fresque, et puis chapeau pour le blog, très chouette idée :)

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