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☆ Monumental Paris ☆

23/04/2009

☆ Monumental Paris ☆

The area around the Eiffel Tower is on a fitting scale to the tower itself..

On a clear night, its beam sweeps through the sky in a radius covering 80 kilometres..

The spectacle is awesome and one feels so small in this grandiose area with its massive buildings and vast green spaces!!

Just opposite, for example, are the gems of the 1937 Exposition Universelle: seventy-one artists decorated the Palais de Chaillot and a quartet of architects designed the Palais de Tokyo and its white colonnade..

On show in the latter is the acclaimed fresco La Fée Électricité by Dufy and the monumental La Danse triptychs by Matisse..

For La Porte de l’Enfer, see the Musée Rodin..

☆ Monumental Paris ☆

See Post: ☆ Musée Rodin ☆

And what spectacular perspectives – one stretching from the Esplanade des Invalides to beyond Pont Alexandre III, the other between the equestrian statues of the two marshals, Foch in place du Trocadéro and Joffre at the opposite end of the Champ-de- Mars, in front of the École Militaire..

Did you know that this institution trained a young Corsican, who was “an excellent sailor”, and who was none other than Napoléon Bonaparte??

Today, his imperial remains lie beneath the golden dome of the Invalides..

☆ Monumental Paris ☆

6 Comentários leave one →
  1. 24/04/2009 18:39

    Bonitas fotos. Vou comemorar com uma cerveja daquelas do post abaixo. 🙂

  2. ☆☆ Martinha ☆☆ permalink
    02/05/2009 10:45

    Obrigada Allan..
    =)

  3. 18/05/2009 22:08

    Thanks I found this blog really useful, I’ll recommend it to friends.

  4. ☆☆ Martinha ☆☆ permalink
    19/05/2009 8:00

    Thanks U Matt..
    =)

  5. 19/05/2009 15:18

    Great Blog Thanks🙂

  6. 19/05/2009 16:19

    I love this blog, I’ll be recommending it to friends

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