FEATURED WORK: Dying Slave Redux (Hotel de Police), Paris, 2008
Finalist -- Photographer´s Forum Magazine's 29th Annual Spring Photography Contest of 2009, and was later published in its hardcover compendium, "Best of Photography 2009."
This curious building is located on Avenue Daumesnil in Paris's 12th arrondissement, near the Gare de Lyon. It is viewed from the Promenade Plantée, a linear park--like the High Line it inspired in New York City--that converts an ancient elevated railway into a modern greenway. Although the building's showy façade evokes a Hollywood set piece à la Busby Berkeley, it is actually a police headquarters.
The building's atlantes figures are replicas of "The Dying Slave," a statue by Michelangelo, whose original is in the city's Louvre Museum.
My photo of the atlantes on Paris' Hotel de Police building culminates Victoria Ivanova's article about the Promenade Plantée on the Avenue Daumesnil (the original High Line):