Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Ferris Wheel

Roue de Paris was erected on the Place de la Concorde for the 2000 millennium celebration.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Headless One

The headless carved figure shown here is Saint Denis, the first bishop of Paris, who met his death around 273 A.D. After Roman soldiers tortured Denis near the present site of Notre-Dame and then decapitated him in Montmartre, the martyred saint astonished one and all by picking up his head and walking northward almost four miles until he collapsed on the site now marked by the cathedral that bears his name.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel et Tour Eiffel

The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel is a triumphal arch in Paris, located in the Place du Carrousel on the site of the former Tuileries Palace. It was built between 1806 and 1808 to commemorate Napoleon's military victories of the previous year.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Jardin du Square Geoges Cain

I was first introduced to this wonderfully serene garden on a lovely spring day in April 2007 by my expat friend Richard, who provides tours of the Marais and other areas of Paris.


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