Thursday, April 24, 2008

From the Left Bank to Notre Dame to the Louvre along the Champs Elysee to the top of the Arc de Triomphe to the Eiffel Tower to a bus back was about six miles including the long, long corridors of the Louvre. Excellent exercise after months of keyboard pounding.

Arc de Triomphe

I took photographs of each of the twelve roads leading from the Arc de Triomphe.

Notre Dame
has a crypt but, here, that is an archaeological site showing some of the foundations and wall upon which the area in front of the cathedral has been built. Apart from the many changes in use - including as houses and two different hospitals - it was a shore fortification in Roman times although the bank of the Seine is now at least fifty yards distant.

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