Wednesday Window: Spider at Jardin des Tuileries

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What's so interesting in that trash bag? (by Claudecf)
I wonder what’s in that white plastic bag

Not that spiders are really my cup of tea, but you have to admit that this huge sculpture by Louise Bourgeois is amazing.

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13 thoughts on “Wednesday Window: Spider at Jardin des Tuileries

  1. I was about to say spider eggs, too, but Peggy beat me to it!

    That spider must be very heavy, but it looks like a good stiff wind could knock it over!

  2. Remember the horrific spider in Lord of the Rings? I forget “her” name.
    But they aren’t all horrific — although this one’s size is a bit menacing…I went to a spider museum once and learned that only the brown recluse and the black widow are poisonous. They were hosting a school tour group, and all the kids were excited about standing in a circle on a shaggy rug and carefully passing an orange-kneed tarantula around, on carefully spread hands! Ever since, I have felt more sympathy with spiders…

  3. This is one I will give a miss. I just do not like it at all.

    We live sort of in the country and in an old house and spiders live with us – we very rarely see them – but we do see their webs. Spiders are OK and the do keep flies down, which I am all for, but that scuplture makes the spider look awful scary and unfriendly.

  4. As a little girl, in summertime, I would watch a spider for hours fascinated by the artistic weaving of a web. I have never killed one even when doing spring cleaning. I gently guide it out. Of course I have never been invaded by a great number of them. I have to admit that this spider scares me to death. I would not want to be entangled in her web!…

  5. i’m so happy you put this on her. i just went to the Louise Bourgeois exhibit at the pompidoem center (i’m pretty sure i’ve spelt that wrong) but anyway i’m on student exchange and living in versailles i leave in 3 weeks and i was sure there was a spider in paris, because i’ve seen the one at home in Ottawa. so now i must go see it before i leave 🙂 this is a great photo.

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