Thursday, January 17, 2013


The photograph above is from 1916, the third year of the war.

On the left is Le Petit Palais, the quintessential Art Nouveau building erected for the 1900 Universal Exhibition. On the right is Pont Alexandre III, also in Art Nouveau style and inaugurated at the time of the 1900 Universal Exhibition. In the far distance may be seen the dome of Les Invalides, a triumph of French Baroque architecture.

The captivating photograph below, taken atop Le Petit Palais, is a current French Tourism Authority photograph depicting Pont Alexandre III and Les Invalides at twilight.

If the photograph below cannot entice persons to Paris, nothing can.

Minneapolis, not a bad place to live all in all, seems bland in comparison.

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