Arc de Triomphe is ready for something new.Credit: @amuseevousamuseemoi
Arc de Triomphe is showing a new face, covered in 25.000 square meters of wrapping. These giant sheets of fabric is an art installation by a late Bulgarian artist, Christo. His dream of creating an art installation by covering the Arc de Triomphe with his late wife, Jeanne-Claude was never realized until they both died.
Christo was famous for his wrapping art installation. Known as the artist who wrapped the world, he had dreamed of covering this 50-meter high gate since renting a nearby apartment in the 1960s. He always worked with his wife, including in his famous work on covering the Reichstag in Berlin and Pont-Neuf in Paris with fabrics. Unfortunately, his vision for Arc de Triomphe remains a dream as he died in May last year.
However, Christof's dream is now being brought to life by his nephew, Vladimir Javacheff. The project to cover Arc de Triomphe with fabric is started to be installed on Sunday 12 September 2021 already creating a crowd nearby. Vladimir is collaborating with Pompidou Museum and French authorities to bring this project together.
"Today is one of the most spectacular moments of the installation. The wrapped Arc de Triomphe starts to take form and approach the vision that was a lifelong dream for Christo and Jeanne-Claude," said Vladimir to BBC
The installation is expected to be done by this Saturday and the crowd can enjoy the unique sight of Arc de Triomphe until 3 October 2021. During this 16 day exhibition, Arc de Triomphe will remain accessible for the public.
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Born in 1953, Christoff Vladimirov Javacheff spent his life in Austria, Switzerland, and finely France when he met his wife Jeanne-Claude in Paris. Their love for art has created numbers of transforming large-scale landmarks and monumental environmental works of art before his wife's died in 2009.
Halal food near Arc de Triomphe
A stroll around Arc de Triomphe wouldn't be complete without chilling and dining in the neighborhood. According to this page, there as at least 4 halal restaurants near Arc de Triomphe that will satisfy your appetite.
This Indian restaurant caters to halal, vegan, and vegetarian diners. Try their starter such as Mo.Mo Poulet, Triple Poulet Tikka or jump right into their main course with Butter Chicken and Agneau Annapurna.
Even though it is stated that this restaurant I halal, Samrat still serving alcoholic drinks. Please dine here at your own discretion.
Serving halal, vegan, and vegetarian dishes you can find an array of Indonesian cuisine in this restaurant. From Urap Sayur to Gado-gado, Soto Ayam, Nasi Sambal Tempeh, to snacks like Lemper Ayam, Dadar Gulung, and Es Campur!
This restaurant serves halal food as well as alcoholic drinks such as wine and champagne. We suggest you dine at your own discretion.
If you are up for some halal fast foods, Pizzeria is the place to go. Ranges from Margherita, Tonnata, Campione, to Vegetarienne and Napoletana, their pizza not only halal but also cater to people that are vegetarian and lactose intolerant.
You can also try some of their local dishes such as Croque Madame and desserts like Tarte Chocolat Noisette and Macaronade.
Another choice available is this Lebanese restaurant. You can have a Middle Eastern feast with Fattouche, Kebbe, Biryani, Bamia, and close the meal with Baklava and Katayef. The good thing about this restaurant is that the ingredients are locally produced.
Ward is serving alcohol too, please dine at your own discretion.
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