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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