07 April 2011

Promenade le Corbusier - the Architect


This sculpture of Le Corbusier, the legendary Swiss-born architect, famed for his minimalist style, stands at the beginning of the Promenade le Corbusier at the point of Cap Martin. This invigorating 2 hour walk to Monaco used to be called the Sentier des Douaniers (the Coastguard's Path). A few years ago vandals attacked this sculpture by Arlette Somazzi and threw the head into the sea. Fortunately it was eventually retrieved and replaced on the plinth.

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Cette sculpture du Corbusier, l'architecte légendaire né en Suisse, célèbre pour son style minimaliste, se trouve au début de la Promenade le Corbusier à la pointe du Cap Martin. Cette promenade de santé d'environ 2 heures en direction de Monaco s'appelait aussi le Sentier des Douaniers. Il y a quelques années, des vandales ont attaqué cette sculpture d'Arlette Somazzi et l'ont jetée à la mer. Heureusement, elle a finalement été récupérée et replacée sur son socle.


9 comments:

  1. bel hommage a cet architecte de genie

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  2. love the perspective of the first shot. so glad this monument was recovered and restored.

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  3. This statue has more brains than the vandals.

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  4. I suppose that is one of the risks of having public art. Your first photo is nice.

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  5. I guess they didn't like his architecture. Which is hard to understand as he was a brilliant man.

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  6. on retrouve ce sentier des douaniers au cap d'Antibes. c'est magnifique et fera l'objet d'une prochaine
    promenade ; merci Jilly

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  7. Beautifully composed. The Mediterranean adds a sense of dignity and power. Why would anyone attack this beautiful work? It's not like you have a bust of George Busk (pick one) on the waterfront.

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  8. I love this head suspended above the sea (first photo) !

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  9. This man was a vandal himself and I cant beleive people are still idolising him after what he did, and what he tried to do to our beloved historic cities. Unfortunately his legacy still lives on!

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