Friday, November 5, 2010

Paris, France

Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France
  France was the first country in Europe I ever visited.  I was on a summer study abroad program with about 40 college students and, needless to say, we had an amazing time.  The experience definitely gave me the travel bug for Europe.  I told myself on the flight home from that trip that I would do it again.  And I have........several times.  These kinds of experiences can be life-changing on many levels.  This photo depicts the Arc de Triomphe in a triptych form.  The Arc was commissioned by Napoléon to commemorate his victory at the Battle of Austerlitz.  There are 12 converging boulevards which make for an interesting traffic situation and the view from the top of the Arc is awesome.  It's located on the Champs Elysees, probably the most famous street in Paris.

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