Whimsical sculptures in the Beaubourg district near the Centre Pompidou pay homage to the classical works of composer Igor Stravinsky.
One cannot help but stop and smile at the circus like display of these lively statues.
It is a reminder not to take ourselves or life too seriously, as the shapes and sculptures tend to be at odds with the refinement of classical music itself.
Life, like that mermaid sculpture squirting water out of her breasts, can be just as fascinating and peculiar, and what better way to honour its eccentricity then by celebrating its unpredictability. -tM
Artists: Niki de Saint Phalle, Jean Tinguely