Thursday, September 17, 2015

Paris, Arc de Trioumphe. The Goddess of Hatred.

On a recent visit to Paris my friend and I climbed 300+ stairs to the top of the Arc de triomphe in Place Etoile. 

There is a small museum at the top with a huge head of Liberté in the centre. For once, I was struck with how incongruous she looked. Incongruous with the humanistic ideal of the French revolution. 

This image, does it not rather fit with Erida, the Greek goddess of Hatred, rather than with the Liberty? 

Well, that's Paris to you.

author on top of the Arc de Triomphe, and 

the statue of the Unknown soldier, also in the museum at the top of the Arc.

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