A giant statue of actress Marilyn Monroe, face down in dump site in Guigang,
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, on June 18, 2014. The eight-meter-tall stainless steel statue, which weighs about eight tons, was made by several Chinese artists for over two years, based on the famous scene from her movie "The Seven Year Itch". The statue was transported to the garbage collecting company early this week for unknown reasons after being showed outside a business center in the city for only 6 months, local media reported. Photos of the Week: 6/14-6/20 - In Focus - The Atlantic
When Nature once in lustful hot undress
Conceived gargantuan offspring, then would I
Have loved to live near a young giantess,
Like a voluptuous cat at a queen's feet.
To see her body flower with her desire
And freely spread out in its dreadful play,
Guess if her heart concealed some heavy fire
Whose humid smokes would swim upon her eye.
To feel at leisure her stupendous shapes,
Crawl on the cliffs of her enormous knees,
And, when in summer the unhealthy suns
Have stretched her out across the plains, fatigued,
Sleep in the shadows of her breasts at ease
Like a small hamlet at a mountain's base.
La Géante (The Giantess) by Charles Baudelaire translation by Karl Shapiro, Person, Place and Thing (NY: Random House, 1942)Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 24, 2014 12:37 PM