Sunday, November 13, 2011

Vu de la terrasse

Some familiar sights from up on one of the Pompidou Center's terraces. In the first picture, in addition to the Eiffel Tower, you can see several of the ornate rooftops of the Louvre palace. The Louvre is a fascinating maze of a building, or collection of buildings, as it were.

Looking southwest, toward the Eiffel Tower with the Louvre in the foreground.

In the second picture you can see the big La Défense business development on the horizon. A little to the left of that is the top of the Arc de Triomphe. The pointed dome on the building in the middle of the image is the Bourse de Commerce (the Commodities Exchange). To the right of that is the church of Saint-Eustache with its beautiful Gothic flying buttresses.

Looking northwest toward La Défense.

6 comments:

  1. I can't believe that it has only been 5 month that we, as a family, stood at the same terrace and reenforced our desire and our plans to move to France.

    Eh Voila, here we are.
    Nothing is impossible!

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  2. Love the views.

    Mary in Oregon

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  3. Fabulous photos of rooftops and chimney pots.
    I have enjoyed your trip to Paris ... when are you going again ??!!

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  4. t.c.h., very cool!

    judy, :)

    mary, they were great and I was lucky to have such a clear day.

    jean, I don't know... I hope it's not too long. Ken was talking about a concert in March...

    michael, I agree!

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