Architecture, Paris

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    Disneyland Paris
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    pont bir-hakeim on the seine
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    alexandre III towards grand palais
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    Medievalism in Urban Encounters

    by mrclay2000 Written Nov 7, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The architecture throughout the arrondissements of Paris is uniform but dynamic, a stately collection of imposing buildings lining all the major streets. Though relics from the Later Middle Ages are few in the City of Light, there are architectural examples of what used to be the norm before the Renaissance -- high gables, conical roofs or towers, bartizan or bay windows, and even battlements are visible throughout Paris. Even as late as the 1850s, a perfect community of medieval nothings once crowded the Place du Parvis, torn down to improve the view of Notre Dame.

    mayoral palaces & prefectures follow similar lines
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    La Bibliothèque Nationale de France

    by Klod5 Updated May 17, 2003

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    Favorite thing:
    Bibliothèque Nationale de France François-Mitterrand / Tolbiac

    Un concours a été organisé par l'Association pour la Bibliothèque de France, en étroite collaboration avec l'Union internationale des architectes. En juillet 1989, le jury international présidé par I.M. Pei a retenu quatre projets, distinguant particulièrement celui de Dominique Perrault dont le choix a été confirmé par le Président de la République le 21 août 1989.
    Le bâtiment conçu par l'architecte est organisé autour d'un socle et de quatre tours d'angle, hautes de 79 mètres. Celles-ci abritent sept étages de bureaux protégés par des volets de bois mobiles et onze étages de magasins. L'accès à l'esplanade se fait par de grands emmarchements face à la Seine. Les deux entrées sont situées à l'Est et à l'Ouest.
    Deux niveaux de salles de lecture enserrent un jardin de plus d'un hectare situé en contrebas.
    Les magasins de livres (395 kilomètres linéaires) sont situés en partie dans le socle, à proximité immédiate des salles de lecture, et en partie dans les étages supérieurs des tours.

    Fondest memory: A contest has been organized by the association for the Library of France, in narrow collaboration with the international union of the architects. In July 1989, the international jury presided by I.M. Pei kept four projects, especially distinguishing the one of Dominique Perrault whose choice has been confirmed by the President of Republic August 21, 1989.
    The building conceived by the architect is organized around a pedestal and four towers of angle, high of 79 meters. These shelter seven floors of offices protected by shutters from mobile woods and eleven floors of stores. The access to the esplanade faces itself by big emmarchements the Seine. The two entries are situated to the East and the west.
    Two levels of reading rooms enclose a garden of more than a hectare situated down below.
    The stores of books (395 linear kilometers) are situated in part in the pedestal, close by immediate of the reading rooms, and in part in the superior floors of the towers.

    La Biblioth��que Nationale de France
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    Parisian architecture

    by OrlandoBR Written Jan 15, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Maybe one of the reasons for everybody to think Paris is such a beautiful city is the fact that its characteristic buildings are so extravagant that they could be a section of a palace.

    In the past, before they were divided in separated apartments, people owned the entire buildings. They lived in what was called a "hotel particulier".

    Of course there were no elevators, which were later introduced and forced to fit wherever possible, and that explains why today they are so small and scary in Paris.

    A building on Boulevard Raspail

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    Planning a trip to Paris

    by teresopinha Written Nov 13, 2002

    Favorite thing: I have been in Paris in October, and i must say that I loved it.
    It may sound like a cliché, but there was one thing that surprised me a lot....
    Tour Eiffel! It is really big!!! Don't miss it... the view from up there is breathtaking...

    Fondest memory: My fondest memory about Paris are the buildings, and it's architecture.
    The city breeds art and culture in every corner.

    One thing really amazing that happened to me was, that I visited the Louvre Museum for free!!! It was fantastic!

    Beautifull city

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    see as much as you can!!!Paris...

    by soricel Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: see as much as you can!!!Paris is very big and you'll never be able to see it all.But you must visit Sacre-Coeur, Notre-Dame , Louvre Museum and 'La Pyramide du Louvre' ( the architecture)which are in front of the museum , the Eiffel Tour.If you have time go for a walk on Champs Elysees.At the and of this beautiful strre you'll find L'Arc de Triomphe.The Opera is also a wonderful builing , having a great architecture.

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    cincin's General Tip

    by cincin Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Fondest memory: I just love the buildings in paris. There are countless nice buildings w/ so much history which make paris such a magical place. The general atmosphere of the city is very relaxing, w/ so many cafe in every street corner packed w/ tourists and locals alike.

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    Take Heaps of photos!!!!!!

    by yma123 Written Apr 1, 2008

    Favorite thing: everything looks pretty - make sure you takes heaps of photos!!!!!!

    Fondest memory: riding the buses just snapping photos all the time!!!

    taken on the moving bus!!!!
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    George Pompidou Centre...

    by coceng Written Sep 23, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Next, we arrived at george Pompidou Centre...Quirky building, quirky structure.
    I didn't go in but exploring the areas around this building...

    George Pompidou Centre, Paris !
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    by OrlandoBR Written Aug 30, 2003

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    Favorite thing: As if the greatest paintings in the world weren't enough, we go to a place like the Musée d'Orsay and find beauty even where we don't expect it.

    A beautiful horgloge

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    Paris frames

    by Kate-Me Written May 28, 2003

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    Fondest memory: One of my favourite things was to view and photograph things through archways and such, which made spectacular viewing frames. Here is part of Paris through one of the archways in the Concergerie.

    Concergerie arch
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    Must See! The Pantheon, famous...

    by ceswho Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Must See!
    The Pantheon, famous people who made a great contribution to the Huamn Race are buried here. Madam Curie, Victor Hugo to name a few....

    The Pantheon

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    mannymiami's General Tip

    by mannymiami Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Fondest memory: I'll never forget coming across this street in Paris. It was very unique, winding,narrow.

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