Paris, July 2011

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20 pics of Paris. A golden statue atop the Palais Garnier (Paris Opéra). Place de la République on the border between the 3rd, 10th and 11th arrondissements, a short walk from our hotel, the Church of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary in the Rue de Temple, the Place Vendôme Column erected by Napoleon, the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel built between 1806 and 1808 to commemorate Napoleon’s military victories of the previous year. A fly-past near Notre Dame Cathedral, practising for Bastille Day, and Notre Dame Cathedral. The Paris Conciergerie Medieval Hall of the Guards and garden, the Seine river, Saint Michel Fountain taken while waiting for a bus home, some evening shots about 10:30pm over the Seine River with still a little light in the sky, the Pasteur Institute museum after we were joined by Jean Bennett from Canberra, the church of Saint-Etienne-du-Mont, the Panthéon in the Latin Quarter, and we happened to walk past the National Archives in Paris, quite a contrast to Barbara’s ex workplace in Canberra.

The church of Saint-Etienne-du-Mont has some curved steps round the side, that were the location of a pivotal scene in the film “Midnight in Paris”. We didn’t see the movie until we returned home from this trip, so we didn’t take a photo of these unremarkable steps that seemed so much larger and remarkable on the big screen, just the front of the church. However you can see them in Google:

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