the process is the artwork

City of strange love

I accidentally ran into the Eiffel Tower today. And that reminded me of the documentary Strange Love – Married To The Eiffel Tower (which I have written about before). As I was working my way through the crazy tourist masses – did you know that more than 250 million people have visited the iconic steel tower since it opened in 1889? – I remembered a quote by Mrs Erika La Tour Eiffel: “One of the most difficult things about being in love with a public object is that he and I can never be truly intimate.” and I wondered whether she ever experienced cataclysmic visions of a deserted Paris, so that she could have the Eiffel Tower all to herself?

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