Birds Are Not Impressed by Impressionism

Paris is a grand tribute to the glories of human achievement. Everywhere you look there is a statue, museum, cathedral, garden, or building that stands as an explicit or implicit monument to military, cultural, religious, architectural, or artistic triumph. It's really wonderful and inspiring.

But birds don't give a shit.

Actually, they do give a shit. A lot of it. They particularly love to perch on top of solemn statues celebrating the greatness of man, and then defecate on them. In virtually every outdoor statue in Paris, the subject wears a crown of crap on his or her head. I thought the juxtaposition of pomp and poo was pretty funny so I started taking photos of it. I have a ton of these, but just two makes the point.