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Paris 2014: The Domes of Paris, Part Four: Le Dome des Invalides

I first became interested in buildings with domes when we toured Italy in 2009 and saw such magnificent churches as the Duomo of Florence and St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. We also got to visit the first great domed … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: Monochrome Madness and the Altar over Napoleon’s Tomb

In 1670 King Louis XIV commissioned Libéral Bruant to design and build a military hospital and retirement home to be known as Les Invalides. The north side of the buildings which are located in the 7th arrondissement can be seen … Continue reading

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