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Les Invalides

By annesophie
March 7, 2011
photoserge-invalides

Les Invalides, officially known as L’Hôtel national des Invalides (The National Residence of the Invalids), is a complex of buildings in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, France, containing museums and monuments, all relating to the military history of France, as well as a hospital and a retirement home for war veterans, the building’s original purpose. The buildings house the Musée de l’Armée, the [...]


Bois de Vincennes

By annesophie
March 4, 2011
Boats on lake in Bois de Vincennes (photo: photoserge.com)

The Bois de Vincennes is a park in the English landscape manner to the east of Paris. The park is named after the nearby town of Vincennes. The Bois de Vincennes, like the Bois de Boulogne, is often not thought to be part of Paris proper, as it consists only of unpopulated public land. However, for administrative purposes, it is [...]


République

By annesophie
March 4, 2011
Photo : stefanopinci.com

The Place de la République is a square, located on the border between the 3rd, 10th and 11th arrondissements. It is named after the French Republic. The metro station of République lies beneath the square. The location of the Place corresponds to the bastion of the gate of the Temple in the wall of Charles V (raised between 1356 and 1383). Decorated in 1811 with [...]


La Tour Eiffel

By Martin
February 15, 2011
Eiffel Tower (photography by photoserge.com)

1889: During the evening of the tower’s inauguration, 10,000 gas street lamps adorned the steeple and platforms. Two projectors on the tower top illuminated the other Parisian monuments below. The blue, white and red beacon lights were considered the most powerful in the world. 1900: Electricity arrives at the Eiffel Tower, as 3,200 lamps spotlight [...]


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