The Anonymous Widower

I’m With Guy De Maupassant

Will Self has written an article about the Shard for the BBC web site. I liked this bit.

It was said of the French writer Guy de Maupassant that he ate dinner in the restaurant of the Eiffel Tower every night of the week, and when asked why, replied, “Because it’s the only place in Paris from where you can’t see the Eiffel Tower.”

I wonder if Guy De Maupassant would agree with me on Europe’s tallest building. It is just too easy to see, as I showed in this article.

On the other hand, I’ve no desire to eat dinner every night in the building, as it will only encourage someone to build something even more intrusive.

January 21, 2013 - Posted by | World | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] you see, they do give the rooms credit. But I am very much reminded of Guy de Maupassant’s thoughts on the Eiffel […]

    Pingback by The Monstrosity By The Tower « The Anonymous Widower | May 6, 2013 | Reply


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