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The Gigantic Shoe ~ | by **Mary**
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The Gigantic Shoe ~

There are many "works of art" (objets d'art) in the Jardin des Tuileries - Paris.

Nearby is the Louvre. This shoe is made entirely of the lids of pots and pans and the heel is made out of pots. It's quite the conversation piece!

 

The Jardin des Tuileries occupies an area of 25 hectares, between the Carrousel du Louvre and the place de la Concorde, the rue de Rivoli and the banks of the Seine. It was commissioned by Catherine de Médicis but the present layout of the formal garden (1664) is attributable to Le Nôtre.

 

In the early 16th century the area was a clay quarry for tiles (tuilerie in French, hence the name). After the death of her husband Henri II in 1559, Catherine de Médicis had a Palace built at the tuileries, the Palais de Tuileries. The palace featured a large garden in Italian style, reminding her of her native Tuscany.

  

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Taken on October 17, 2007