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Searching for Utopia, Nieuwpoort, Belgium

Gili Orr

Haarlem, Netherlands

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“Searching for Utopia, Nieuwpoort, Belgium” was featured in the groups
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1118 views (17 November 2009)

First, I owe an apology to Michael Galperin. He wrote it was in front the Grand Palais in Paris… I said “No”, because that’s not where I took this photo, and I had no idea it actually was there earlier this year… Just found this in Paris Daily Photo webpage of 19 March 2008:

“If you’d walk by the Grand Palais today (a huge exhibition hall originally built for the Paris Exhibition of 1900) you’d see something pretty unusual: a huge turtle made of bronze (it weights no less than… 5 tons!). The little man on the turtle is… a self-portrait Jan Fabre, the Belgian artist who actually made this masterpiece (called “Searching for Utopia”). BTW, the reason why this turtle sits outside the museum is that the Grand Palais is going to host ArtParis, a pretty famous modern art exhibition."

But the Photo was taken on Nieuwpoort beach in Belgium, its regular location, as Allen Lucas managed to find out… Well-done, Allen!

Photo taken with Canon PowerShot S70 camera, two years ago.

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