The Arc de Triomphe has been wrapped up
in a shimmering shroud
LOCATION: Paris, France
'L'Arc de Triomphe Wrapped'
is a posthumous installation conceived by the late artist Christo
and brought to life by his nephew Vladimir Yavachev
Workers on harnesses spent several days enveloping the 164-foot arch
Tourists have had mixed reviews…
(SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH VISITOR, JACK SILKSTONE, SAYING:"So is this the actual installation or that they doing something under it?"
(SOUNDBITE) (English) 23-YEAR-OLD GERMAN TOURIST, JOHANA KIENE, SAYING:"I think it's not beautiful, very beautiful, but I think it's something new, something special and I think it's OK, and I think it's art work so..."