Paris (2016 - 2018)

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(January 2016) View over the Seine river and Pont Louis Philippe from Pont Marie.

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(January 2016) Notre Dame.

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(January 2016) Hotel de Sully.

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(January 2016) Place des Vosges.

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(January 2016) Bassin de l‛Arsenal.

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(May 2017) Conciergerie, with its Clock Tower on the left.

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(May 2017) Clock of the Clock Tower of the Conciergerie, the oldest public clock in Paris.

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(December 2017) Church of Saint-Etienne-du-Mont (15th century), with Clovis bell tower of Lycee Henri-IV on its right and building of Sorbonne University on its left.

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(December 2017) Palais du Luxembourg (17th century).

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(December 2017) Statue of Sainte Bathilde (~626-680) in the gardens of the Palais du Luxembourg. An Anglo-Saxon slave purchased in York, Bathilde became wife of Clovis II (Merovingian king of the Franks) in 649.

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(January 2018) Flooding Seine river near Eiffel Tower.

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(January 2018) Golden cupola of the Russian Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral.

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(January 2018) A few of the artifacts exposed in the excellent Guimet Museum of Asian Art.

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(January 2018) Church of Saint-Germain-l′Auxerrois.

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[Statues under the porch of the main entrance. From left to right: Saint Germain l′Auxerrois, Sainte Genevieve, and an angel.]

 

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[Chapel of the Blessed Virgin on the right-hand side of the nave.]

 

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[Wooden statue of Saint Germain l′Auxerrois (15th century).]

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(January 2018) College des Bernardins (created in the 13th century to educate young monks, renovated between 2004 and 2008):

- The Cistercian-style nave (70m-long, 14m-wide, 32 columns). Cistercian architecture avoids superfluous ornamentation to avoid distraction from religious life. This large room hosted areas for lectures, a kitchen, a refectory, and a chapter house.

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- The former sacristy (11m-high), which used to connect the nave with the church. The latter was never completed and demolished in the 19th century to create new streets.

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(January 2018) Facade of a house in the Rue Moufletard.

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