Friday, May 27, 2016

Bleu, blanc, et rouge

The big church with the round towers in the photo is Saint Sulpice in the heart of Paris' sixth arrondissement. It's the neighborhood where I spent my first months in a Paris boarding house back in 1981. The church is huge, recently restored, and worth a visit if you're in the city.

Looking toward the northwest from the Panthéon's dome.

Beyond the church you can see La Défense, a high-rise neighborhood of offices, shopping centers, hotels, and residential buildings built along the extended axis formed by the Louvre and the Champs-Elysées. To the left of flag is the gilded dome of the church at Les Invalides. Napoléon's tomb lies under it.

7 comments:

  1. Great photo! Thanks for the info on Saint Sulpice. It's on my list for my next visit.

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  2. Saint Sulpice is such a fascinating structure. And don't you just love it when the flag and wind cooperate!

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  3. One of my favorite neighborhoods in Paris :)

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  4. Paris is very crowded city

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  5. bettyann, good!

    mitch, I stood there for a while, waiting for the right gust. This was the best the breeze could do.

    judy, yup!

    gosia, true!

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  6. Coincidentally my photo display machine is slide showing through our 2008 holiday, including photos of Paris and the Church at Les Invalides popped up. I guess the photo was taken from the Eiffel Tower.

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  7. LOOK at all those high rise buildings! they were NOT there in 1970 (the first and last time I saw paris).

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