Arc de Triomphe (1836), Napoleon's idea for a monument to
commemorate his victories, but not completed until many
years after his death. Twelve grand avenues converge here.
Like the Eiffel Tower, a symbol of both Paris and France.
The Pompidou Center (1977) - modern architecture
conquers Paris again, with its insides on the outside. An
art and cultural building like no other I have ever seen.
If you have a high speed internet connection, watch the
Intrepid Berkeley Explorer's 2004 video of France by
clicking on Napoleon Slept Here
There also is the longer 1990 film, in which Paris follows
Berlin: Berlin and Paris
Eiffel Tower (1889), revolutionary ironwork design in its
day, later almost torn down as a monstrosity, but now the
signature building of Paris. Views from 3 different levels.
Sacre-Coeur (1919), (Basilica of the Sacred Heart), is the
most visible Catholic church in Paris, high on a hill in the
Montmartre neighborhood. Ornate on both the outside and
inside, which features Byzantine mosaics. From here, you
can look down on Paris, even without climbing the dome.
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The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France in 1884. This
smaller replica stands in Paris on the River Seine, to remind
us that one of America's greatest symbols is really French.
(NORMAN INVASION OF ENGLAND)
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