A Tyrannosaurs Rex in Paris?
Yep. A parisian sculpter has created a 'life size' sculpture of a T-rex, in polished aluminum. It's beautiful. He created castings of a real skeleton to produce this.
It's been shown in various indoor spaces, but was recently installed at the docks of the Bateau Mouche on the bank of the Seine. I headed down to see it.
These zoomed-in shots show up much detail went into it.
It's sitting on a reflective sheet that lights it from below, creating beautiful effects. It was a partially cloudy day, and as the clouds passed in front of the sun, it was continually changing in the light. Wonderful.
And I had to take at least one image and turn it into a high-contrast black and white.
In some digging around for some night-time photos, I found this link which has some more details about it.
It was commissioned by the daughter of the owner of Bateau Mouche, to help promote contemporary art along the Seine. I think this is a great idea.