Musée du Quai Branly… Architectural Monstrosity…

The Musée du Quai Branly...

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An exotic

mise-en-scène…

Inthe worst taste“…

I… agree…

It’s… hideous…

The Quai Branly museum… was designed by the architect Jean Nouvel… the same architect who designed the magnificent façade of “L’Institut du monde arabe“…

It is inconceivable… that the same architect could have designed two projects… one, “L’Institut du monde arabe”… magnificent, brilliant… the other, the ungainly, outrageously unlovely… “Le quai Branly”…

Needing some information on Mali… which has been in the news recently due to President François Hollande… sending French troops to the aforementioned country… we zoomed into the library / gift shop of the Musée, where we found abundant information on the subject at hand…

However… passing through this rambling brown-brick, never-ending monstrosity of a building… we had shock waves of horror…

At the Librairie/Gift Shop of the Musée du Quai Branly...

The Musée du Quai Branly“… does not belong in Paris…

It does not even belong in Africa… nor in Mali

In fact, it should… not be

The Quai Branly museum was built in 1995… on a land reserved near the Eiffel Tower

Quel… dommage“…

President Jacques Chirac… was a very influential proponent to the project… the Musée opened its doors on June 23, 2006…

The museum contains collections of the… “Musée National des Arts d’Afrique et Océanie“… and the ethnographic department of the “Musée de l’Homme“…

We… fervently hope…

The distinguished… hugely talented…

Jean Nouvels… future projects…

In… Paris

Will be… as dazzling…

As… his other…

Architectural… achievements…

His… world-class…

Monuments…

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