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Paris - the City of Light

The City of Light

Ma Cherie et Mickee
Ma Cherie et Mickee

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View from the Eiffel Tower
View from the Eiffel Tower

Looking SE along the Champs de Mars, with the only other "tall tower" in the city limits in the distance

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Majesty defined
Majesty defined

Probably the most recognized landmark in the world

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Ma Cherie et Mickee
Ma Cherie et Mickee

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Montmartre District

The Moulin Rouge
The Moulin Rouge

I've read many stories of this fabled cabaret, but just learned the name means "Red Mill"!

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Montmartre District
Montmartre District

A longtime haven for artistic souls, Vincent van Gogh lived here for about 2 years

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Wallace water fountain
Wallace water fountain

Sir Richard Wallace designed the fountains himself and intended them to be beautiful as well as useful, providing clean drinking water to all, after the siege of Paris

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The Moulin Rouge
The Moulin Rouge

I've read many stories of this fabled cabaret, but just learned the name means "Red Mill"!

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Versailles

Versailles Palace
Versailles Palace

From a hunting lodge to the centre of power of Europe - 2300 lavish rooms

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Versailles Palace
Versailles Palace

Louis XIV on horseback - outside the palace

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The Versaille Palace
The Versaille Palace

View from the front courtyard where the carriages would unload

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Versailles Palace
Versailles Palace

From a hunting lodge to the centre of power of Europe - 2300 lavish rooms

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The Louvre

the Louvre Museum
the Louvre Museum

Originally the Louvre Palace, built in the late 12th to 13th century under Philip II

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Line was only about 10 minutes
Line was only about 10 minutes

People murmuring in a dozen languages - "I thought it would be bigger"

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David with the Head of Goliath
David with the Head of Goliath

painting by Guido Reni. A bit different than Michelangelo's David, eh?

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the Louvre Museum
the Louvre Museum

Originally the Louvre Palace, built in the late 12th to 13th century under Philip II

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