day 122_Paris_Parc de la Villette

The park, designed by Bernard Tschumi, is a 125-acre expansive field in places so vast a person feels lost, even obsolete. However, when confronted with the red painted follies that are randomly placed throughout the park, or so it seems at first sight, one regains the sense of human scale and place.

After several of these exciting encounters (there are over thirty follies evenly spaced around the site), the organization of the place slowly reveals itself. The follies belong to each other. The red structures form an awesome point grid, a field of follies, but despite the fact that the grid is perceptible, it is never fully revealed.