August 2011

Looking down the Champs-Élysées from the Arc de Triomphe

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An art nouveau Metro sign at Anvers station, with guard bird, designed by artist Hector Guimard in the early 1900's

The Arc de Triomphe, built for the movie Casablanca, so Rick and Ilsa can drive around it. No that's not right. It was commissioned by Emperor Napoleon in Place de l'Étoile in 1806, to celebrate the French victory in Austerlitz.

The ceiling design of the Arc de Triomphe

Looking down the Champs-Élysées from the Arc de Triomphe

The Eiffel Tower, from the Trocadero

The park near the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower was built on the Champs de Mars in 1889, designed by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 World's Fair. It the tallest building in Paris, and most visited monument in the world. Originally, it was supposed to be dismantled after the World's Fair, but the popular response convinced the powers that be to leave it.

Looking up into the middle of the Eiffel Tower
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