Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Paris in Pictures

Original handmade tiles from the 1700s in the flat we were lucky enough to stay in during our trip to Paris. If you looked closely at the tiles you could see what looked like finger prints. The tenants are not allowed to replace the tiles or wood floor due to historical preservation.

If you look closely at this building you will see it is covered in bullet holes. This building was a Nazi headquaters and the bullet holes were a result of the French Resistance trying to free Paris.

Pont Neuf bridge which ironically is Paris' oldest bridge (Neuf = New) was built in 1578.

A close up of the carved heads that line the bridge. 

Inside the Louvre's square

Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel

Luxor Obelisk which is 3,300 years old and together with its twin originally marked the entrance to Luxor Temple in Egypt. The obelisks were given to France in 1829 by the King of Egypt. This one arrived in 1833 after an arduous trek. The second one never made it and in the 1990's the French were kind of enough to tell the Egyptians that they could just keep the other one.

Statue of Winston Churchill

I would not want to mess with these guards at the Eifle Tower!

A nice view of the Eifle Tower

Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile

The eternal flame at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.

A nice little foutain in Paris.

Basilica of Sacré-Cœur.

View from Sacré-Cœur.

View of Notre Dame from across the river.

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