|Sarah - Place du Canada|
Going up to the Chaillot hill, we crossed the Palais de Tokyo, contemporary art museum.
Above the entrance is a huge countdown. But what does it count?
The artist, Gianni Motti, the creator of this digital clock, appropriates one of the biggest future natural disasters: his "Big Crunch Clock" is the detonator activated "to provoke" the explosion of the sun (planned in 5 billion years by the scientists). This clock deducts the time by tenth of seconds to trigger the 5 billion years "scheduled to trigger the explosion."
|Entrance of the "Palais de Tokyo" - Contemporary Art Museum - "Big Crunch Clock" Gianni Motti|
But let us return to the marathon. By way of the Champs Elysées, we noticed that the kilometric marks on the ground were already there, for example, the kilometer 1 at the bottom of the magnificent avenue, little before reaching the place de la Concorde:
|Paris Marathon 2012- Kilometer 1 - Champs-Elysées|
The number which provokes so many feelings to the marathon runners is doubtless "42".
The kilometer 42 is also already indicated, as well as the arrival, a little less than 200 meters farther, in front of the Arc de Triomphe:
|Paris Marathon 2012 - Kilometer 42 - Avenue Foch (and Mile 26 a little before)|
Miles are indicated on the route as well such as the mile "26" which is for our English-speaking marathonian friends the "mythical" number (Marathon = 42.195 km or 26 miles and 386 yards).
Discover the marathon route here.
We wish you a beautiful Paris Marathon!
Merci Sarah !