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UNOBTRUSIVE, SIMPLE, PRACTICAL & FUN

The 2013 L'Ombriere de Norman Foster, is simple yet incredibly eye-catching. A slender canopy made... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
KTGP
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Adelaide, Australia
Trompe-l’œil

This is one of those art installations that I think will become iconic in a city like Marseille. It... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
AlexB10499
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Aug 26, 2018
“UNOBTRUSIVE, SIMPLE, PRACTICAL & FUN”
Aug 13, 2018
“Trompe-l’œil ”
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

This is like the "Emperor's New Clothes." Everyone ooohs and ahhhhs over what is supposed to be. Just what is this all about? Well, there was a public improvement project for the redevelopment project of the quay side (marina, dock, etc.) in circa 2010. Briton...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

The 2013 L'Ombriere de Norman Foster, is simple yet incredibly eye-catching. A slender canopy made of mirror-polished stainless steel with slim pillars. It measures 46 metres x 22 metres and stands 6 metres high. The structure is unobtrusive and blends into the surrounding area, in...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

This is one of those art installations that I think will become iconic in a city like Marseille. It might just be because of its reflective nature, but it reminds me of Cloud Gate in Chicago. It might not be quite so famous, but it’s...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

Sur le Vieux Port, between the sea and la Cannebière, l’Ombrière is a gigantic mirrored ceiling to protect from the sun or rain while waiting for a ferry, to the great enjoyment of locals and tourists. Great spot to photograph

Date of experience: May 2018
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