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Mike and Dena go to Paris


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  • 1. Paris with Mike and Dena
  • 2. Notre Dame de Paris
  • 3. Notre Dame de Paris sits on an island between two rivers
  • 4. A great example of Flying Buttresses – one of the architectural aspects for which this 12 century Cathedral is known
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  • 6. The official center of the City of Paris and therefore, France - (and therefore some would say, the world) It is in front of Notre Dame - If you have your GPS it is: 48° 51′ 12.24″ N, 2° 20′ 55.68″ E 48.8534, 2.3488
  • 7. Saint Denis – was the Bishop of Paris in the 3 rd century, was executed and carried his head while still preaching a sermon along the way.
  • 8. Louvre You enter today by going into a very modern pyramid and going down below ground level.
  • 9. Before the Revolution the Louvre was a Royal Palace. There is so much art work in the Louvre that I don’t think anyone really “sees the Louvre.” They see parts of it.
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  • 11. The Louvre has a lot of artifacts from all over the world in addition to a huge collection of famous art.
  • 12. Eiffel Tower Truly a magnificent piece of architecture, much more impressive than it shows in photographs. You go up several floors to the restaurant, named for he famous French author, Jules Verne.
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  • 15. The Hall of Mirrors at Versailles
  • 16. As I walked through Versailles (outside of Paris) I kept thinking how these French really needed a Revolution!
  • 17. The King’s bedchamber – real gold thread!
  • 18. That summer I got to see Cambridge and the Sorbonne. The Sorbonne is in the Latin quarter of Paris – named for the Latin spoken by students there back in the Middle Ages.
  • 19. Where Napoleon is entombed
  • 20. The Emperor’s Tomb
  • 21. Famous things in France . . . Book sellers on the left bank of the Seine River - Sidewalk toilets – you put money in, it gives you 20 min and then the door opens! This one was right in front of a restaurant. This was in our apartment in Paris . . . I guess it is for cleaning your boots?