There was no wide-open majestic space. There was only this.
I looked left.
I could not believe it. So they're going to put some mural face on the stupid ugly office building they've erected in the middle of one of Paris's most magnificent masterpieces to give it a little more sense of space? Please. I got depressed. Accidents happen, terrorism happens, wars happen, and they destroy artistic landmarks. They are all worse than what is happening here, but they usually are not the result of an idiot decision made by "the good guys." I wondered who this idiot was. I wanted to talk to him (or her). Again. I could not believe this. If this travesty of a prefab office building is a temporary thing, a renovation, then fine. I'll eat my words, but signs are that it may be one of those "just-for-the-duration" edifices that never goes away. Somebody tell me I'm wrong.