Polar Vortex!

Photo by Janet Donovan

We’re not sure why a flock of Penguins ended up on the staircase at the residence of GĂ©rard Araud, The Ambassador of France, since Penguins – unlike most humans – enjoy sub-zero temperatures and today’s Polar Vortex with air and wind chills that dipped to Siberian levels is paradise for these fabulous creatures. “I did this decor because I wanted to tell a short story about climate change,” artist-photographer Pascal Blondeau told Hollywood on the Potomac. “The first victims of our beautiful planet are Bears & Penguins. I wanted to tell how Ambassador Araud and myself  take climate change seriously. I did this kind of work many times when I was a [sceneographer] at the Museum of Decorative art in Paris.”