I’ve been doing some research on this shopping mall that I visited in Paris last year. My sisters and I had actually gone to visit the Madeleine Church located in the 8th Arrondissement. Light rain misted down on us. On our walk from the Metro, we were pulled in, like a magnet, by the colorful umbrellas.
Turns out the shopping area is called Le Village Royale where there are designer shops and expensive boutiques. Because of the rain the colors reflected off the wet stone walkway. There was an air of magic and then these whimsical sculptures added another dimension. I love unexpected surprises!
The Umbrella Sky Project is an ongoing open air, short term installation developed by Portuguese artist Patricia Cunha. There have been others around Europe since 2012. On the Paris day I experienced it, the colors contrasting against the gray day, had a WOW reaction.
I believe the sculpture artist is Carole Feuerman, but I am still researching her work.
Also see my post A Little Magic from Paris
I hope you are all safe during this time of pandemic. LR