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Have you imagined what it would look like if cities remained closed for a very long period of time?
This period of confinement and self-isolation has been extremely hard on many of us. Not only for businesses both big and small but even for households whose members are part of the country’s front-liners. But there’s been an unexpected silver lining to this dark cloud.
According to many scientists and environmentalists, the earth’s atmosphere has improved a lot since the suspension of mass transport, factory operations, and commercial activities. Now, many metropolitan cities around the world like Paris, Venice, Shanghai, and Manila have all seen improvements in their local air quality! Suddenly, mountain ranges hidden behind smog are visible and canal waters have returned to their clear blue-green colors!
One artist decided to take his imagination much, much further. French artist Chris Morin-Eitner has reimagined several of Paris’s most iconic landmarks covered in lush jungle-like features. It’s completely mind-blowing! Here are his photos.
Arc de Triomphe
Imagine the Champs-Elysées and Arc de Triomphe covered with so many plants.
If you take a closer look on top of the Arc de Triomphe, there seems to be a lion perched on it as if it’s the king of the jungle!
He has also turned the famous roundabout of Place de la Concorde and the street headed towards the Champs-Élysées into a green forest.
The Grande Arche de La Défense in Paris’ business district has become unrecognizable without its hoards of people. Instead, we see giraffes, exotic birds, and zebras!
The iconic Moulin Rouge in Paris in this case would be the perfect setting for a film about artisans, actors, and dancers… who are also animals!
We love the way he imagined this gem in Montmartre to look like!
By this time, it will no longer be ballet dancers performing in the Paris Opera, but antelopes!
The Grand Palais of Paris has also become a real palace of flora and fauna. Actually, this reminds us of Jardin des Serres d’Auteil.
Of course, the fantasy wouldn’t be complete without the Eiffel Tower.
If you’d like to see more of his works, please do follow him on Instagram! Our huge appreciation goes Chris Morin-Eitner for allowing us to transport ourselves to a whole other world.
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