At the other end of the Champs de Mars is the Wall for Peace created by by artist Clara HALTER and architect
Jean-Michel WILMOTTE. It is inspired by the Wailing Wall of Jerusalem.
It seems like a strange configuration until you get in front of it and look at the Eiffel Tower through it.
Inaugurated in 2000, the monument has 'peace' written in 32 languages and 18 alphabets. The linear designs and silver finish contrast and yet complement the Tower and what it represents - a hope for global peace. Visitors can put their messages of peace in the chinks of the Wall that are planned for this purpose.
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batalay (38777) 2011-10-01 4:37
I like this image very much more than the straight on shot of the tower. It's very dramatic in the multi-lingual, indeed universal message. How many of them can you read? I can recognize half-a-dozen, as Japanese, Chinese, Greek... but I cannot read them.
I reposted the image of the Sleeping Macs. I tried to include your workshop. I hope this is alright.
Warm regards, and have a good weekend.
frunchy (1800) 2011-10-01 6:16
this is a wonderful, natural framing you gave your shot! The position of the Eiffel tower is good, too. There is a lot to look at, like it very much. TFS, best regards, F.
patdeph (35748) 2011-10-01 7:27
I like very much this view through the wall for peace,this is very original,and this is perfectly done,very sharp, and very well framed,using the elements doing a cross well placed in the picture and parallel to the Eiffel tower.Excellent!
mjdundee (4663) 2011-10-01 9:34
one of the most photographed icons of the world presented in a wa I never saw it before.
Excellent masterpiece of photography. Thanks for sharing.
Juzo (4199) 2011-10-09 8:38
A nice use of a found 'filter' to shoot this through, it lends it something different..