I've been scanning photos and thought I'd share some from Paris in 1995.
The magnificent Eiffel Tower was built to impress visitors to the Universal Exhibition of 1889.
It was meant to be a temporary addition to the Paris skyline.
Paris is dotted with many areas of parkland, intimate gardens, and attractive tree lined squares.
Each is a reminder of the French capital's past.
The flat Jardins des Invalides and the landscaped Champ-de-Mars were the grounds of the
Hotel des Invalides and the Ecole Militaire. They were the site of the Paris Universal Exhibition, whose reminder is the Eiffel Tower.
It seems as if you can see forever from the top of the Eiffel tower.
On a clear day you can see some 45 miles.
This was not a clear day.
The Palais de Chaillot with its huge, curved colonnaded wings each culminating in an immense pavilion, houses four museums, a theater and the Cinematheque. Designed in Neoclassical style for the 1937 Paris Exhibition, it is adorned with sculptures and bas-reliefs.
The shady Jardins du Trocadero sloping down to the river from the Palais de Chaillot were planted after the 1937 Universal Exhibition. Here is the largest fountain in Paris and fine views of the river and the Eiffel Tower.
There is no better way to see Paris than to walk along the River Seine.
Thank you for sharing this short trip down memory lane.
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Wishing you well and a JOY filled week.