On a recent trip to Austria, we headed to the city’s center for some sight-seeing. While approaching St. Stephen’s Cathedral, absorbing its unique blend of Romanesque and Gothic styles, we heard the sound of jackhammers. That’s strange. Where were the church bells? Was there construction nearby? It turns out what we were actually looking at wasn’t the original cathedral structure—it was a photographic wrap that surrounded the structure and effectively hid the scaffolding, maintaining the stunning view while the cathedral is under construction.
This isn’t the only place we’ve seen visual barricades take on “designer” form. A colleague found a few photos of New York’s Dior store on 57th Street, which is currently under renovation. Their wrap: the classic Lady Dior quilted handbag. Now that’s a “change purse!”
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