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Paris, Then and Now: Hotel Meurice

With the redecoration of the Hotel Meurice, Starck signed yet another place of gilded hyperopulence, this time gone a bit too far, by actually hiding away the breathtakingly luminous glass ceiling in the main foyer under a heavy and dark colored ceiling painting executed by his daughter Ara, in a style that is more than just dubious and uninspired.
Also, this glorious space with its old world charms has been turned into a sorta restaurant, where the blingy blondes can strut their donatella-versace'esque figures.
It could have been worse; they cold have demolished the glass ceiling completely to create this new ceiling 'wonder'...

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  1. # Blogger Books and an espresso cup...

    Bonjour! Cedric,

    Cedric said,"It could have been worse; they could have demolished the glass ceiling completely to create this new ceiling 'wonder'...

    Oh! yes, I quite agree with you, but I must admit that ceiling is still very...beautiful.
    Even though the breathtakingly luminous glass ceiling would have been better off not being..."hidden."

    Merci de partager!
    DeeDee ;-D  

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