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«Charles de Gaulle»
In this view of the Paris airline terminal, Gursky strengthens and intensifies the visual impressions of urban structures by increasing, several times over, the complexity of a spatial situation with tube-like connecting routes: here, in the first of Gursky’s digitally post-processed photographs, more tubes appear than there are in reality. While creating the impression of a real architecture – at the same time the confusing, ornamental structure of the image offers the gaze no support and heightens the supposed pictorialness.