Strange buildings | The palace that bleeds at the Quai d’Austerlitz in Paris

Even without going down, just take the lines of 5 or 6 subways soon as you are on Seine and you cannot help but notice the palace, with red drops dripping down on its walls.

Quai d'Austerlitz
Quai d’Austerlitz

The idea came by an urban artist, Idem, that in two days at the end of 2012 made ‚Äč‚Äčthis work. “I wanted to give the impression that it was a giant, overflowing pot of paint,” said the artist in the newspaper Le Parisien, without giving further explanations.

Quai d'Austerlitz, Paris
Quai d’Austerlitz, Paristr

This is not an illegal work, but authorized by the local government, which in this way, he wants to turn the spotlight on the works of MODERNIZED in the area. The building in fact, will be demolished this fall.

To get the best angle for your photographs, exit the subway at the Pont de Bercy and Bercy.

By Elsi H

Photos: Francois Morard, Jim Linwood

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