02.04.2019- Le Forum des Halles (Paris- 1er arr., France)

© Laetitia Hildebrand

I drew this sketch in the center of Paris. I discovered finally the new building from the architect Jean Nouvel @ateliersjeannouvel
of the « Forum des Halles » with the nice spring colours in the parc .
History: Les Halles was Paris’s central fresh food market. It was demolished in 1971
and replaced by the Forum des Halles, a modern shopping mall built largely underground and directly connected to the metro and RER.
A major reconstruction of the mall was undertaken in 2010, and the new version of the Forum des Halles was inaugurated in 2018. Since 2019 it calls « Westfield Forum des Halles ».
An homeless man asked me why I do this. I answered: I observe the area and keep a souvenir of this place because it’s every time in evolution.
He was surprised…maybe because he does the same thing without a pencil.😆
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