Visitors walk past vintage and classic cars displayed by Bonhams auction house, during an exhibition, at the Grand Palais in Paris, Wednesday, February 4, 2015. The Grand Palais is staging an exhibition of vintage cars, to be followed by a sale of historic cars by Bonhams auction house on Thursday. (Photo by Jacques Brinon/AP Photo)
A spinning top is seen on a hand during a performance at Sanxia old street in New Taipei City, Taiwan May 8, 2016. Taiwan's ancient folk art of spinning tops is kept alive by a group of enthusiasts who perform intricate tricks with the toys at a temple in Taipei, the capital. (Photo by Tyrone Siu/Reuters)
Visitors looks at the flying car Pegasus 1, built by French entrepreneur Jerome Dauffy at Paris Air Show, in Le Bourget, east of Paris, France, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Aviation professionals and spectators are expected at this week's Paris Air Show, coming in, in a thousands from around the world to make business deals. (Photo by Michel Euler/AP Photo)
The name “Aiguille du Midi” translates literally as “Needle of the Noon” or “Needle of the South”. It gets its name from its tapered form and from its position when viewed from Chamonix: it approximately indicates noon when the sun passes over its summit.
The creator of this architectural installation, placed in a deserted alley in the city of Quebec, probably got his inspiration after looking at French fries while being on acid. This might be the reason why Les Astronautes called his creation Delirious Frites (frites is another name for French fries). This colorful installation attracts passersby like a magnet, making everyone want to enter the narrow passage between hundreds of foam noodles. Though it may look peculiar during the day, this installation looks even better during the night. The light, shining from above, creates a lot of shadows as it encounters all the “tendrils” that seemingly grow from the very walls of the buildings. This will leave even the sanest person wondering if he isn’t having a delusion.
Costumed competitors run during the Marathon International du Beaujolais race near in the gardens at the castle of Pizay, November 22, 2014. Its 10th edition gathered more than 10,000 runners from 60 countries making their way on small roads, around and through the castles and vineyards, in the Beaujolais region. (Photo by Robert Pratta/Reuters)