Tiny Towers

The Eiffel Tower is a monument to engineering genius and an iconic structure that embodies Paris in the eyes and hearts of the world. Boldly, singularly rising to the sky it is a stark, lonely behemoth that classily dominates its classic surroundings, and you never forget the power of the first time you see it.

But what happens when a unique familiar solitary giant is recast as a repetitive miniature army? It casts a whole new perspective on the work and forces a re-examination of our feeling for -- and of -- the landmark.

At a Seine-side souvenir stand, a field of tiny towers is viewed close-up in narrow focus, stripping the Tour of its originality but multiplying its linearity, leaving us loving it all the more.