Thursday, May 03, 2007

Spot The GIANT Mistake

OK folks, quiz time. Who can see the terrible mistake in this picture..? Think about it for a moment... Did you get it? Yes, of course, there's a bollard in front of the kid in the red shirt which really spoils the composition...

NOOO! The mistake is that there's a friggin' great flipping GIANT sitting half-way up an otherwise perfectly anonymous Parisian building, that's what the mistake is!!!

Do you think anyone else has noticed? Do you think they will politely ask him approximately how long he'll be staying? We'll get Sarko onto it - he'll know what to do...

In fact, the statue, made of polystyrene, is in the curiously named rue de la Tombe-Issoire, and is apparently the Giant Isoré. He is said to have attacked pilgrims and prevented them from making it to St. Jacques de Compostelle. He was eventually killed by William of Orange, but his body was never found, and the road leading to the church was named after him. But now he's back!
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lynn said...

Fascinating! I think that's a great piece of art.

Paris Set Me Free said...

It's amazing, isn't it? I saw a pic of it being put up in one of the free papers and rushed over there. Paris is great for these serendipitous discoveries and they keep on coming - it's amazing!


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