Photographer's Note

LES BOULES ARGENTEES ("the silver-plated balls") is a fountain installation by the Belgian artist Pol Bury (1922-2005). It is located on the interior court of the Palais Royal in Paris.

This particular installation was installed in this location in 1985, near the more famous pillars of Daniel Buren.

Let'em shine!


The Palais-Royal is a former royal palace opposite the Louvre in the centre of Paris. It was built in the 17th century for Cardinal Richelieu.

Now it serves as the seat of the Ministry of Culture, the Conseil d'État and the Constitutional Council. The central Palais-Royal Garden (Jardin du Palais-Royal) serves as a public park, and the arcade houses shops.


"Well I'm upper-upper class high society
God's gift to ballroom notoriety
And I always fill my ballroom
The event is never small
The social pages say I've got
The biggest balls of all

My balls are always bouncing
My ballroom always full
And everybody comes and comes again
If your name is on the guest list
No one can take you higher
Everybody says I've got
Great balls of fire

Some balls are held for charity
And some for fancy dress
But when they're held for pleasure
They're the balls that I like best
My balls are always bouncing
To the left and to the right
It's my belief that my big balls
Should be held every night"

- Bon Scott

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