Paris Grab Bag

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In the Tuileries, with the Louvre behind.

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Like so many tourists, our daughter finds she can walk on water
near I.M. Pei’s Louvre pyramid.

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The Grand Palais, an enormous exhibition hall on the Champs-Élysées,
was built for the World’s Fair, held in Paris in 1900.

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The interior of the glass-domed Grand Palais abounds with sinuous Art Nouveau ironwork.

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More Grand Palais elegance in iron and glass.

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The Grand Mosque of Paris, which dates from 1926.


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The Odeon Theatre, near the Luxembourg Gardens.
The present building dates from 1819.

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A typically grand Paris doorway.

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Interior view of the Pantheon.
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The Sorbonne.

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Produce vendors along the rue Mouffetard.
On weekday mornings, the long, narrow street is the ideal setting for a moveable feast.

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A pedestrian-only street, the rue du Pot-de-Fer, or Street of the Iron Pot.
Like rue Mouffetard, which it intersects, and several in the area, it
escaped demolition during Haussmann’s revisioning of Paris.  

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The staircase in our hotel.

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