Photographer's Note

Buren rings : They are an artwork by Daniel Buren, situated on "Quai des Antilles" (West Indies Quay) along the Loire in Nantes. The artwork was created for "Estuaire 2007", a contemporary art exhibition along the Loire Estuary from Nantes to St Nazaire.
Buren says himself he conceived his work in 5 seconds when looking at the place. It's only later that he interpreted his own work in different ways :
--A frame for the eye to look forward, from the city to the sea via the river or vice-versa.
--The rings could also refer to wedding rings uniting the Sea, the River and the Land.
--A more morbid interpretation is the rings which incarcerated the slaves when the city of Nantes took a sadly important part in the Triangular Commerce of slavery.
But Buren says himself that he wants his work to remain open to different interpretations according to each one's sensitivity.

The dome you can see in the middle of the first ring belongs to the church "Notre Dame du Bon Port" also known as "St Louis Church" (1852)

WS3 : Buren's columns in "Place du Palais Royal" Paris.
WS2 : B&W Buren's circles
WS1 : Sunset and Buren's circles.

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