Saturday, October 24, 2009
Lion de Belfort's new dress
If you came to Paris and visited Les Catacombes, you probably exited the métro at the Denfert Rochereau station. There - on the Place Denfert Rochereau - there is a famous statue of a lion (the lion of Belfort, by Bartholdi (the one who also made the NYC Statue of Liberty) that I already photographed once covered with snow. It's generally black (I read it was made of copper, but I am not 100% sure), but since yesterday, following a demonstration it is now orange; the demonstrators stuck dozens of orange stickers to it. I don't know how long it's going to last, but the stickers will probably be gone by Monday!