Paris, can I say more? part I

So taking a bit of a break from my road warrior trips in my beautiful Bretagne. I came upon an old cd rom with some pictures from Paris from the 1990’s , some ok some not so great but nevertheless this is Paris!

I have said, have a huge inventory of photos that I believe come close to 100K most in cdrom, some on usb and many older ones in paper photos such as these ones. Well taken photos from photos is not usually good quality and since I am not a photographer nor a creative guy hope they are good enough. Nevertheless, this is Paris, can I say more? part I.

The Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile, often called simply the Arc de Triomphe, whose construction, decided by the Emperor Napoleon I, began in 1806 and ended in 1836 under Louis-Philippe, is located in Paris, in the 8, 16 and 17 arrondissements. 

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 The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel was inaugurated on August 15, 1808 and located on Place du Carrousel in the 1éme arrondissement of Paris, just west of the Louvre Museum. With entrances on each of the four sides.

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The Tuileries Garden is one of the popular green spaces in Paris. Sometimes called the Louvre garden, it connects this museum to the Orsay Museum, the Jeu de Paume museum and the Place de la Concorde. The Louvre garden also provides access to the Berges de Seine. Formerly, this space was dedicated to the tile factories, which gave its name to this green space laid out in the French style. The Tuileries Palace (now gone) was built at the instigation of Catherine de Medici in 1564. It was a rich Italian garden with several paths, a fountain, and a decorated grotto.

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Place de la Bastille is a symbolic square of the French revolution, where the old fortress of the Bastille was destroyed between July 14, 1789 and July 14, 1790. The provost of the merchants of Paris, Étienne Marcel, made built a fortified gate which defended the rue Saint-Antoine and which was flanked by a small bastion, a “bastille”. Charles V, wishing to preserve his hotel in Saint-Paul from a sudden attack, ordered the reconstruction of these fortifications on a much larger plan. Hugues Aubriot, provost of the merchants of Paris, laid the first stone in 1370.

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Place de la Concorde, with almost 9 hectares, is the largest square in Paris. The name would have been chosen by the Directory to mark the reconciliation of the French after the excesses of the reign of terror during the French revolution. Located on the right bank in the 8éme arrondissement, at the foot of the Champs-Élysées, it connects them to the Tuileries Garden. Via the rue Royale, it opens on the Church of the Madeleine and via the Pont de la Concorde which crosses the Seine towards the 7éme arrondissement, on the Palais Bourbon (national assembly of France). Administratively, the square itself is located in the Champs-Élysées neighborhood. But the two buildings that border it on either side of the rue Royale, are in the Madeleine neighborhood, still in the 8éme arrondissement, while the Tuileries garden which adjoins it is located in the Saint -Germain-l’Auxerrois neighborhood or quartier of the 1éme arrondissement or district of Paris.

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The Canal Saint-Martin is a 4.55 km long canal located mainly in the 10 and 11 arrondissements of Paris. It links the Bassin de la Villette,  and beyond the Canal de l’Ourcq  to the port of Arsenal  which communicates with the Seine river.

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The Palais de la Cité was the residence and seat of power of the kings of France, from the 10C to the 14C, while remaining the seat of the main courts of justice until today. It stretched over the Ile de la Cité in the 1éme arrondissement of Paris; at the. Quai de l’Horloge. You can tell that you are in a former prison, when you visit the Conciergerie.  There are no less than 2,700 convicts to death in barely two years that  passed through the Conciergerie.

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The Hôtel de Ville, is the building that has housed the municipal institutions of Paris since 1357; and is located on the Place de l’Hotel-de-Ville, in the 4éme arrondissement of Paris.

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The Opera Bastille is a modern opera hall located on Place de la Bastille in Paris. It was inaugurated in 1989 on the occasion of the festivities of the bicentenary of the French revolution as part of the major works for Paris. It is with the Opéra Garnier one of the two rooms constituting the Paris Opera.

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The Georges-Pompidou National Center for Art and Culture (CNAC), commonly  the“Centre Beaubourg” or simply Beaubourg by locals is a polycultural establishment born from the will of President Georges Pompidou, a great lover of modern art, to create in the heart of Paris an original cultural institution entirely devoted to modern and contemporary creation where the visual arts would be found alongside books, drawing, music and cinema. It is located in the Saint-Merri neighborhood, in the 4 arrondissement of Paris, between the Halles neighborhood, to the west, and the Marais neighborhood or quartier, to the east.

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So there you ,this is the first batch or part I, there will be another. This is Paris ,anyway, do not need to tell you more. I did a brief description of the place on the photo as have written posts on them before in my blog. Hope you enjoy them as I do

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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5 Comments to “Paris, can I say more? part I”

  1. Great to see these photos.

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  2. Paris is always interesting to see, and there’s a vintage touch in these photos that adds interest. Thanks for sharing.

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