Saturday, May 21, 2011

Space Invaders Land in Paris

le Marais

In the early 90's, artist Invader installed his first mosaic in Paris.  Since that time, his colorful aliens have shown up in cities around the world.  Inspired by the Space Invaders game, these colorful tiles appear in well thought out locations all over Paris.  Have you found any on your travels?

20 comments:

megi said...

Dear Virginia,
the lantern is so beautiful!!!
In the wild darkness can you feel the light.
greetings
Megi

PerthDailyPhoto said...

No I haven't spotted them either of the times I've been in Paris Virginia, but third time lucky, maybe next year. They sure are colourful and hard to miss, mind you, there is such a lot to take in.

Karena said...

I adore these Virginia how fun!

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Chez Loulou said...

I have!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chez_loulou/5218034288/

Blue Fruit said...

What a fabulous contrast with the old street lamp. Colourful and humourous ~ that has to be good!

Diane said...

I haven't, but I will watch out. xxxxx

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

You can find them also in Vienna, and in April I saw one in Rome.

Cezar and Léia said...

I love this subject "street lamps"and your picture is wonderful!
Léia

Jeanne said...

I will be on the lookout in the future for these delightful aliens. What fun!

Italo said...

Space invaders, so cool! :D

Harriet said...

I haven't spotted any yet -- perhaps on my next visit....whenever that may be....

Harriet said...

My word verification was capshodt -- I didn't realize they were using 'Southern language' on these, as in : You capshodt a great photo with these colorful mosaic tiles.

Virginia said...

Harriet, That's too funny!

Italo, Have you seen them in Italy?

Vreni, I was amazed at how many places around the world have these.

Jeanne, it will be fun to see how many we can all find now that we're looking.

Cezar and Leia, I liked the lantern with it too! :)

Diane, look around, you'll find them.

Blue Fruit, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment!

Loulou, Yes, I've a photo of that one too. I thought I'd already posted it but can't find it. I'll do that soon.

Perth, I don't know about the other art with it. Maybe someone will know.

Megi, Thank you. You're right about that lantern.

Karena, Merci!

Jack said...

I haven't seen them, but it has been a few years since I have been in Paris.

M said...

I have seen them but always one alone. This is the first trio -- glad you captured them!

TheChieftess said...

Interesting...any idea what prompted this???

Starman said...

I've probably seen them, but I'm so jaded, I don't even notice.

Owen said...

Funny, haven't come across these before, will have to keep an eye out... as long as they won't shoot laser beams or anything...

Alexa said...

I stayed in the Marais my last visit (in March), but didn't see any of Invader's work. I must be slipping—good thing I have you!

Jameson said...

There used to be a big one on the side of Beau Site in Nice, it's been removed though now. There is also one near Les Halles, but I can't recall the address at the moment.