Tag Archives: Victor Hugo

Paris 2014: The Man Who Saved Notre Dame

The following is a third re-post this week of a  photo story that I uploaded to my blog after returning from our Paris vacation in 2014. The French Revolution began in 1789 as a revolt against the power of the … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: The Man Who Saved Notre Dame

The French Revolution began in 1789 as a revolt against the power of the Monarchy and the Catholic Church in France. By 1793 the king and the queen were executed and all church property was confiscated. The famous cathedral of … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: Auguste Rodin, Victor Hugo and Monochrome Madness

We visited the Place des Vosges on the border of the 3rd and 4th arrondissements of Paris last May and stopped by Maison de Victor Hugo — the House of Victor Hugo — while we were there. Victor Hugo lived … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: Inside the Pantheon

We left the Corinthian columns and the marble floor of the Pantheon’s west facade and entered the building to find more Corinthian columns and marble everywhere. And everywhere we looked we were reminded that this was once a church but … Continue reading

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A Famous Shopping Arcade in Brussels

On our first day in Brussels in May of 2012 we walked up the hill from our hotel to visit the Grand Place and environs and on our way came across one of Europe’s first great shopping arcades: The Galeries … Continue reading

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