Friday, October 21, 2011

The Eiffel Tower

Just like in the movie "French Kiss," the Eiffel Tower peeks out and surprises you from random places all over Paris. But we spent one morning getting up-close-and-personal with the tower.

Behind the tower is the Wall for Peace. The glass and metal monument has “peace” written in 32 languages and 18 alphabets.

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Conciergerie

The Conciergerie is a former royal palace and prison located on the Île de la Cité, near the apartment where we stayed. During the French Revolution, hundreds of prisoners were taken from the Conciergerie to be executed by guillotine.

There is obviously a lot of history associated with the Conciergerie, including Marie Antoinette's cell, but the most striking component is visual—the large Hall of the Guards with its beautiful vaulted ceiling.