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Old July 30th, 2010, 06:31 PM   #41
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Old July 30th, 2010, 08:08 PM   #42
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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.
Okay, fair enough, I may well give it a go if this problem persists. Thanks for you help.

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Old August 3rd, 2010, 01:27 PM   #43
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Okay, sorry for the wait, but now that photobucket is working again - more piccies.



























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Old September 8th, 2010, 02:52 PM   #44
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PART V
Les Grands Boulevards



Les Grands Boulevards lie to the north of Palais Royal and run at an east-west angle. They include Boulevard Malesherbes, Boulevard de la Madeleine, Boulevard des Capucines, Boulevard des Italiens and Boulevard Haussman. The only remaining grand boulevard in the vicinity would be the Avenue Champs Elysees but there are enough photos to warrant a single section for that thoroughfare.

The oldest sections of Les Grand Boulevards date from the 17th Century when Louis XIV brought the medieval walls to the ground around Paris to create wide open spaces with greenery and such. In the 19th Century, Baron Haussman extended the avenues westwards along the appropriately-named Boulevard Haussman. The western areas were for the rich while the east was the playground of the city's industrial workers with restaurants, bars, clubs, brothels and entertainment a plenty.

Notable buildings in this quartier include:
  • Opéra - Palais Garnier éô
  • Grands Magasins
  • Place Vendôme
  • La Madeleine
  • Rue du Faubourg St. Honoré
  • Place de la Concorde























































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Old September 8th, 2010, 06:07 PM   #45
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The city with the best architecture in the world.
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Old September 8th, 2010, 07:34 PM   #46
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Great, very nice new photos from Paris, Mike

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All world loves Paris
btw recently i opened a new thread about the city of Paris
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Old September 11th, 2010, 12:11 PM   #47
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The city with the best architecture in the world.
I would certainly support that view! I've heard that the Germans left this city alone during the war because even they found it too beautiful, is this true?

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Thanks mate! Love the thread you got going too, am about to go and have another look.
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Old October 8th, 2010, 01:04 AM   #48
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Some informative posts from edubejar and [email protected] about Paris' buildings:

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Sandstone may be the exact material but in any case, definitely stone. I just know them as pierre-de-taille, or carved-up stone. Those are the beige stone buildings, whether residential or not, typical of Paris, typically along boulevards and avenues, and commonly found in the more affluent West-side, although also anywhere along major roads. Many Haussmann buildings are often of this stone.

The more modest buildings are covered in plaster. Those are also very common in Paris and they often appear white to the eye. Plaster is not only found in more modest buildings, but they are also found in older, narrow, pre-Haussmann buildings (pre-1800s). They have been plastered and replastered and I'm not sure what material is beneath the plaster but it's not the prestigious stone of the beige buildings.

Finally, a few buildings in Paris are covered in brick, although this is more common near the periphery of the city and quite common in the suburbs. It's a shame mroe brick is not found in Paris as in London. I love brick and in my opinion looks nicer than plaster. The beige stone, however, is very nice and will give a golden effect when the sun begins to set in the spring and summer.
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You also have this golden effect pretty much all the day in winter when the sun dares coming out. It's a nice seaon for photographing Paris' buildings, as the trees on the boulevards are bare.

I agree with you. Plaster goes away rapidly, it needs more maintenance than brick. Thus a lot of plaster-covered buildings look unkept, especially in the suburbs. And this overwhelming majority of white/beige buildings in Paris centre is abit boring to the eye. The suburbs are more colorful, you get buildings made of bricks, pierre meulière, etc.

There's an ill-maintained plaster building in my street and below the plaster it's all bricks. I don't know if all these bulidings are made of bricks though.
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Old October 8th, 2010, 01:26 AM   #49
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PART VI
Champs-Élysées & Trocadéro



The Champs-Élysées is one of the most famous streets in the world with rows of luxury shops, bars, cafes and restaurants. The avenue runs for 2 kilometers through the 8th arrondissement (I think), from the Place de la Concorde in the east, to the Place Charles de Gaulle (formerly the Place de l'Étoile) in the west, where one finds the Arc de Triomphe.

Notable buildings in this quartier include:
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  • Le Grand Palais
  • Le Petit Palais




































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Old October 8th, 2010, 04:36 AM   #50
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this collection of photos is indeed overwhelming.
really in intensive tour you gave us Mike and thanks for that.
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Grand, tres belle vue de Paris awesome and very nice
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this collection of photos is indeed overwhelming.
really in intensive tour you gave us Mike and thanks for that.
Thanks very much, I plan to show much more!

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Merci beaucoup monsieur. Glad you like them mate.
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Old October 8th, 2010, 03:53 PM   #54
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I look forward to more of your magnificent photos of, what I consider to be, the most beautiful city in the world!
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Old October 8th, 2010, 04:26 PM   #55
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Great new photos Mike. Only three weeks to go and I'll be there!
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Old October 8th, 2010, 07:48 PM   #57
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Thanks for all your comments guys! Autumn in Paris should be lovely Benonie - have fun.
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Thanks, let's hope for an 'Indian Summer' like this weekend!
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Thanks, let's hope for an 'Indian Summer' like this weekend!
Yes indeed! Has been glorious for the last two days and the weather reckons a 24C for tomorrow - crazy considering it's now into October. The main thing you want is sunshine though whether it's warm or not - it was somewhat lacking when I visited in April .
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