Friday, July 31, 2009
You will find this monument to Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne in the l'Eglise du Dome. It is one of several such monuments.
Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne, often called simply Turenne (11 September 1611 – 27 July 1675) was the most illustrious member of the La Tour d'Auvergne family. He achieved military fame and became a Marshal of France. He was one of six marshals who have been made Marshal General of France.
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Wednesday, July 29, 2009
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On our way to the Batobus, Lois Anne fell and sprained her ankle. She said she was fine. We went to Notre Dame. Then she decided she wanted to climb to the top. I said I would wait. I waited on a corner. She climbed to the top with a sprained ankle. But she got this shot!
When she came down, she could barely walk and her ankle looked like a balloon. But there were other sights to see, so we went walking. And walking. And walking. Wasn't too good for the ankle. Yet with ice and rest she was ready to go the next day.
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Saturday, July 25, 2009
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Out and about in the Versailles gardens behind the main portion of the Castle is a small pond guarded by these two rather fierce looking dogs, who are also laying claim to their kill - which appear to be deer.
This photo was given the cracked wall effect, which I rather like on occasion.
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This photo of the Eglise du Dome was taken from the Rodin Musee jardin. Part of the complex of Les Invalides, the Eglise du Dome was commissioned by Louis XIV. Today it is a museum, and no longer used as a church. It houses Napoleon's tomb among other things.
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Monday, July 6, 2009
"Place Vendome was originally laid out by architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart in 1702 and centered on a statue of the Sun King on horseback. After this statue was destroyed in 1782 it was replaced by the Colonne de la Grande Armee by Napoleon, a column fashioned from 1,250 cannon captured from the Austrians and Russians at Austerlitz. After this too was pulled down in a Communard uprising of 1871, it was replaced with a replica."
(from Timeless Paris by Madelaine Mautord, Chartwell Books, Inc., Edison, New Jersey, 2007).
Saturday, July 4, 2009
The large building in the center of the photograph, located at 18, Avenue de Suffren, was called the Hilton Paris (not, you will note, the Paris Hilton!) when we stayed there a couple of years ago. It has since changed hands and is now part of the Pullman hotel chain.
On the right, is a well-known Japanese museum.
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