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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
  1. A displeasing sight; something prominently ugly or unsightly.
    The building, towering over its surroundings with its square concrete frame and reflective walls of gold-tinted glass, was an eyesore visible throughout the city.

An eyesore is what an individual perceives as an unpleasant sight. Common examples include dilapidated buildings, graffiti, litter, polluted areas and excessive commercial signage such as billboards. Most eyesores are a matter of subjective opinion. For example, classical ruins are not perceived as dilapidated buildings and Times Square is enjoyed for the abundant use of neon signage. The notion of the eyesore is particularly related to the 20th Century and the advent of modern architecture and new unfamiliar structures such as pylons, overpass, carparks, railyards or wind turbines.

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