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24 January 2010

Shiny Disco Ball!



French conceptual artist Michel de Broin illuminated Paris during this year's Nuit Blanche with his Maîtresse de la Tour Eiffel.

The latter is essentially the world's largest disco ball, composed of 1,000 mirrors and totaling 7.5 meters across (that's 24.6 feet), suspended over the city by a giant crane.


You'll find the choice of installation appropriate if you consider the Parisian clubber's penchant for '70s hits. But it's that perfect mix of endearing corniness and overwhelming loveliness that makes this city the city.

For me, anyway.

(Via my blogga from anotha motha, who in turn found it on Make: Online, who found it on Dude Craft, and on and on until we die.)

4 comments:

kito said...

I don't think you can call Paris the city. If any city can take that title, it's new york. If you don't give NYC the title, then you're going to have to explain to me exactly how paris beat out berlin.

Angela Natividad said...

Well ... to start with, it had a disco ball suspended over it. =P

kito said...

He probably didn't do it in Berlin because that kind of stuff is so common here that no-one would really notice.

whatnow?

Angela Natividad said...

If you're going to say something like that, I need photographic evidence. Otherwise, you forfeit.