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Old July 11th, 2010, 10:57 AM   #21
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PART III
Beauborg & Les Halles



Beauborg
This quartier of Paris is one of oldest parts of the city. Although home to the very outlandish Centre Pompidou, it also contains some of the oldest buildings in the city. The parish church of the area, that of St. Merri, was constructed as part of the local construction boom in the 1500s. This came simultaneously with the demolition of many original medieval buildings and the replacement by much grander private houses and mansions. Until the Revolution, Beauborg was also the seat of the nobility. Very few buildings of this era remain today as so many were pulled down during the 1930s and since the renovation of the Les Halles area, Beauborg has been transformed further with an increasing number of delightful pedestrianised streets and beautified squares.

Notable buildings in this quartier include:
  • Théâtre de la Ville and Théâtre du Châtelet
  • The Gothic-style Tour St. Jacques
  • Centre Pompidou
  • L'Hôtel de Ville (Mairie de Paris)




















































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Old July 11th, 2010, 03:51 PM   #22
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Many thanks for sharing your awesome pics.

For your information, the name of the district and museum is "Beaubourg".
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Old July 11th, 2010, 10:56 PM   #23
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Many thanks for sharing your awesome pics.

For your information, the name of the district and museum is "Beaubourg".
Thanks for that correction mate, I'll change that in due course. Glad you like the shots, what a beautiful city Paris is!
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Old July 12th, 2010, 01:05 AM   #24
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Mike, that's an extensive coverage of the city.
You must be at the Notre Dame when you took those photos in Part I.
this is a nice tour and most of those landmarks brought me some fond memories of yesteryears. Did you shoot from the Eiffel Tower? that must be great.
anyways, I'll be checking your thread for some updates. thanks
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Old July 12th, 2010, 06:59 AM   #25
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Hi. Well some trees were well and truly out and green and others were showing know signs whatsoever. Being April, it's still very much a transition period. The last two winters, most notably the one just gone, however, have been much colder than average with a prolonging of the winter well into March so that probably didn't help in the starting of spring growth.
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Old July 25th, 2010, 10:50 PM   #26
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Mike, that's an extensive coverage of the city.
You must be at the Notre Dame when you took those photos in Part I.
this is a nice tour and most of those landmarks brought me some fond memories of yesteryears. Did you shoot from the Eiffel Tower? that must be great.
anyways, I'll be checking your thread for some updates. thanks
Haha. Yes that was at the top of the south tower, a very different outlook over the city than that of le Tour Eiffel. We didn't actually go up the Eiffel Tower but it will be a definite for next time - always good to save something for next time. Hope I haven't kept you waiting too long but here is the next update.

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Old July 25th, 2010, 11:05 PM   #27
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Les Halles
This area of the city is situated next to Beaubourg and takes its name from the original marketplace that was taken down in 1971. It used to be the central market for Paris and in the 1850s the famous iron cast markethouse, architected by Victor Baltard was erected. It was known as the 'belly of Paris'. In 1971 however, the building was taken down, the market was relocated in the suburb of Rungis and the current pit replaced the original establishment. It was nicknamed 'le trou des Halles' meaning 'the hole'. Some consider it an eyesore beneath the majestic St. Eustache church but a photographer can always make both fit in in one way or another. There is now an extensive underground shopping centre under the landscaped gardens and recreational ground at street level and it acts as a convergence for RER and Metro lines.

Notable buildings in this quartier include:
  • The Bourse de Commerce
  • The Forum des Halles
  • L'Eglise St. Eustache




























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Old July 25th, 2010, 11:16 PM   #28
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Since the end of the 1970's the nickname 'le trou des Halles' is not anymore used.
The "trou des Halles" was the name of the big hole formed by the construction of the RER station of the Forum des Halles mall.

http://www.linternaute.com/paris/mag...mage/22303.jpg
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_moxAKvsIQ5g/SU...s%20HALLES.jpg
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Old July 25th, 2010, 11:22 PM   #29
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Since the end of the 1970's the nickname 'le trou des Halles' is not anymore used.
The "trou des Halles" was the name of the big hole formed by the construction of the RER station of the Forum des Halles mall.

http://www.linternaute.com/paris/mag...mage/22303.jpg
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_moxAKvsIQ5g/SU...s%20HALLES.jpg
My mistake, I'll change it.
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Old July 26th, 2010, 12:49 AM   #30
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Old July 26th, 2010, 01:06 AM   #31
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Lovely photos!

Hopefully next year I'll be checking out Paris for myself.
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Old July 26th, 2010, 11:51 PM   #32
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Lovely photos!

Hopefully next year I'll be checking out Paris for myself.
Thanks for the compliment mate. Have fun while you're there, there's so much to take in.
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Old July 27th, 2010, 01:42 PM   #33
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PART IV
Louvre & Tuileries



The Louvre is well known namely for the possession of the Mona Lisa by reputation and the great glass pyramid out front by image. The building was originally built as a fortress in 1190 by Philippe-Auguste to protect a weak link within the city wall. It was then transformed into a royal château in the 1360s by Charles V. The Louvre building was once the seat of royalty but is now the home of fine art following the moving in of painters and sculptors after King Louis XIV left for Versailles in 1682. The most recent addition is the pyramid, opened in 1989 above the Louvre's new main entrance. It either adds or detracts from the surrouding grandeur. It surely reflects the lines and angles of the Louvre building but many architects consider such modernism in the surrounds of old criminal! I wouldn't say it was that bad and it can certainly add to photos.

The Tuileries gardens sit adjacent, between the Louvre and Place de la Concorde. Historically, it was a rubbish tip and a clay quarry for tiles (les tuiles - hence the name). The garden was initially created in 1564 for Catherine de Médicis to remind her of her native Tuscany but a hundred years later, André Le Nôtre, the celebrated gardener of Louis XIV, changed the format to that of straight lines and neatly clipped trees. When Louis XIV, gained an interest for Versailles, the gardens opened to the public. The Tuileries Palace, for which the gardens had been created, burned down in the 1871 Paris Commune and since, the gardens has been a permanent park. It's a delightful walk toward the Louvre from Place de la Concorde and is undoubtedly a pleasant spot on a hot summer day.



























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Old July 28th, 2010, 06:38 PM   #34
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merci beaucoup...bm

my wife and i love your thread..thanx for sharing mon ami..s'il vous plaît.... keep posting...












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Old July 28th, 2010, 11:11 PM   #35
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Welcome and super glad to hear it mon ami! Plenty more to come that's for sure and say hello to your wife for me.
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Old July 30th, 2010, 11:24 AM   #36
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Awesome, very nice photos Mike; i watched them most of those new ones just before the "bandwidth exceeded"
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Old July 30th, 2010, 01:25 PM   #37
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Awesome, very nice photos Mike; i watched them most of those new ones just before the "bandwidth exceeded"
Thanks very much mate, glad you like them. It's such a pain when photobucket messes about like this, I'm in a right mind to complain to them as it's really beginning to get annoying. Oh well, more photos when this bandwidth problem is solved.
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Old July 30th, 2010, 04:25 PM   #38
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I have a Pro account which is cheap (25 USD/year or so), ad-free and much faster. And with unlimited bandwidth.
So Mike, go for it!
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Old July 30th, 2010, 04:54 PM   #39
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I have a Pro account which is cheap (25 USD/year or so), ad-free and much faster. And with unlimited bandwidth.
So Mike, go for it!
I may have to. Though how do you get around paying for it from Britain which is in £Sterling. Sorry, haven't paid for anything in dollars before Though if it means solving this whole problem then it's totally worth it!
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You can just pay with your credit card or by Paypall. The currency doesn't matter.
I have now 11.321 pictures on my account, so it's well worth the cost.
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