"This statue goes against the tradition of making statues to honor victories," a museum official explained. "It is an ode to defeat."
At least that's the popular attitude. But the truth is much more complicated.
Keeping belief alive in a country with a strong tradition of secularism.
Over 300 sites, most of them off-limits the rest of the year, were open last weekend for the city's annual architectural open house.
But will they take advantage of it?
In Video Painting Europe, Sweatshoppe uses ingenious infrared tracking to smear digital video over concrete surfaces with paint rollers.
The places with a disproportionate impact on what gets made, admired, and sold.
What makes some spaces better than others?
Self-described "map geek" Eric Fischer uses urban data to make some of the web's most intriguing spatial images.
It's a garden, it's a blind, it's something we should have thought of years ago.
The physical space reveals something deeper about a place.
Get a whiff of a place you miss.
Researchers train an algorithm to tell us why Paris looks like Paris.
A series of ads aims to restore civility to the Paris subway.
Who's been to more cities, you or 007?
The World Cities Culture Report came out today, and most of what you thought is true.
Mayeul Akpovi's cameras travel as they shoot, sliding through the freeze-framed city.
The ridiculous advertisements for Paris, Moscow, and New York make us think London deserved the win.