Wheat fields on the Place Vendôme

Paris place Vendome bles Chanel

I took this picture in July in Paris. The weather was not particularly nice, as you can see

The conjunction of the dark clouds and the grey wheat fields gave a particular eerie atmosphere to the Place Vendôme.

Blés Vendôme was an installation by artist Gad Weil made of wheat, wood and sand to draw the attention on the necessity to revegetate our cities.It was

It was patronised by Chanel as Gabrielle Chanel “always saw in wheat her lucky charm and never ceased surrounding herself with it”. An ode to nature and luxury.

And isn’t it just that, luxury? Bringing the countryside into the urban space, even for an ephemeral moment?


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