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Opera Garnier

By annesophie
February 25, 2011
Opéra Garnier (photo: photoserge.com)

Built between 1862-1875, its architect was Charles Garnier. He had been picked from among 171 contestants, and was relatively unknown although he had won the Rome prize in 1848. He was only 35 when awarded with the design of the new opera house. The origins of the idea for a new opera house can be [...]


Le Trocadero

By annesophie
February 25, 2011
trocadéro

The Trocadero area, made up of the Place du Trocadero and terraced gardens, is dominated by the Palais de Chaillot. Built in 1937 for the Exposition Universelle, it’s a rather ugly building, in sober Neoclassical style. The central terrace between its two wings has been kept clear, forming a perfect frame for the Eiffel Tower [...]


Paris

By Martin
December 4, 2010
Paris Panorama (photo: martinsoler.com)

Paris is divided in 20 sections called arrondissement, each arrondissement has it’s own peculiarities and differences. Below we’ve plotted some of the monuments that are related to each of these arrondissement. Now Paris also has districts, such as Saint Germain, Latin Quarter, Montparnasse and more these districts are again different, for example Latin Quarter is straddled on [...]


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