Monday, May 16, 2022

Arc de Triomphe

Here's an old shot of Napoleon Bonaparte's triumphal arch taken, I believe, from up in the Eiffel Tower. It probably dates from the early fall of 1988, but I'm not at all certain. I haven't been up in the tower in decades, the last time being in the early 90s.

L'Arc de Triomphe on the Place de l'Etoile, Paris. Digitized color slide, 1988.

The thunderstorms we were expecting last evening didn't happen, at least not in our area. There were storms to our north and east. I woke up at midnight (when Bert decided to come indoors) and noticed lightning off in that direction, but I heard no thunder. The moon was shining pretty brightly. So, no rain for us.


  1. Such a great shot. Too bad about the rain being a no-show.

  2. Just like Jean de Florette :)

    I love that Eiffel Tower photo in your sidebar, Walt!

  3. That photo would make a great jigsaw puzzle!

  4. I could be mistaken, but I think the high-rises in the background are in Levallois-Perret.

  5. 1988? I thought the Arc was much older than that. hohoho

  6. Dear Walt, you probably didn’t notice that your second sentence was ambiguous. That happens! LOL

  7. mitch, how dry we are.

    judy, haha! And thanks!

    sillygirl, the tower photo? I agree.

    chm, could be.

    michael, only by about a hundred and fifty years. :)


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