The first sign that I discovered was situated in
the house of France. I went there completely by chance. Lastly, not completely, one of my
friends had visited it and had recommended to me to go to see it. He found nice the
evocation of the history of the French cinema which is represented there. The end of the
course devoted to the cinema leads to giant books. I was immediately struck by the
relation between these giant books and those of the house of the Utopias. There are two
types of books in the French house. The first opens to reveal an assembly as in these old
books that one made in the past that developed when they were opened. The second type was
extremely similar to those of the house of the Utopias, with red covers and titles in gold
letters. There was at this time there no doubt for me that I had just discovered one of
the first signs which would carry me out towards the Passage. It is I believe at this time
that my emotion was largest because after the disappointment of the first days, I found
all the enthusiasm which had invaded me at the beginning of this affair.
The photographies of the hous of France.
The second sign was in the house of Belgium. Here, it
was not really a surprise. I knew that a scenography had also been carried out here by Mr
François Schuiten. I did not really have the impression to be in front of a sign when I
found myself in this circular part. It was very dark and what arose more was the luminous
painting of the bottom. The characters laid out in front of painting seemed all black
completion and were extremely awkward to see painting. The only common point that I could
find with the house of the Utopias was the fact that it was here also about a kind of
panorama, but much smaller than the one of the Utopias.