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This Week on TRB – The Reformed Dealer

I spent the week in Paris with the household and it was actually an incredible journey. As you guys know I’m large on historical past and artwork and meals and stuff so I had been wanting ahead to it for a very long time. And town didn’t disappoint. Apart from the dearth of ice cubes 🙂

Some pictures:

The Corridor of Mirrors at Versailles, which performed host to some wonderful moments within the historical past of the world. Louis XIV fascinates me, I positively need to learn extra in regards to the period. 

Right here I’m in entrance of the cathedral at Notre Dame, now present process reconstruction from the hearth a number of years again. They erected a grandstand of bleachers in entrance of it so town can watch the restoration happen. It’s a wide ranging constructing to face in entrance of. Simply epic. 

You’re wanting on the partitions of the moat that used to encompass the Louvre, which was initially constructed as a fort to guard town. The fort stood from 1190 via the sixteenth century. It didn’t turn out to be an artwork gallery till the top of the 18th century. The moat and chateau maintain weren’t found till 1984 when archeologists bought below the museum and unearthed the traditional foundations. In 2016 guests had been capable of stroll down right here and see it for the primary time. As you stroll via, you discover that most of the bricks have a form carved into them – a sq. or a circle or a coronary heart. These are the person insignias of the totally different stone masons who labored on the mission, leaving their mark for us to find centuries later. Being surrounded by all these antiquities actually places our comparatively brief time on this earth into perspective. 

Right here I’m once more with considered one of my heroes, Winston Churchill, within the Grand Palais space that hosted the The Exposition Universelle throughout this week within the yr 1900. It’s inscribed with my favourite Churchill-ism, “We Shall By no means Give up”. There’s additionally an avenue named for Common Eisenhower close by. 

Lastly, right here’s the Arc de Triomphe at nightfall, the very first thing we went to see. You’ll be able to stroll an inside staircase and go as much as the highest for an unbelievable view of town. We did that fairly than going up the Eiffel Tower. It serves as a monument to those that died within the French Revolution and the world wars of the twentieth century. Napoleon commissioned its building in 1806. It wasn’t completed till 1836, fifteen years after he died. 

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