Monday, October 03, 2005

Detail of Porte Saint Martin's arch

The big Arch of Triumph you can see on top of the Champs Elysées is not the only one in Paris... There are many others, including the one located porte Saint-Martin where I took this photo. Built in the honor of the victories of king Louis the XIVth, it was sculpted by Michel Anguier (what you can see here is one of his statues). It was recently renovated (well 1998...) and looks really gorgious now.


  1. Is she doing a Janet Jackson?

  2. Ah Ah, Craggles!

    "Couvrez ce sein que je ne saurais voir:
    Par de pareils objets les âmes sont blessées,
    Et cela fait venir de coupables pensées."

    ["Cover this breast, which I cannot behold;
    Such a sight can offend one's soul,
    And it brings forth guilty thoughts."]
    (Molière, Tartuffe, III, 2)

  3. Eric,

    Your blog is my first stop on the web each day. I greatly appreciate the pics and info and it enriches my love for Paris. Merci!

    [By the way, in reference to yourself - how do you say "cutie patootie" a Francais. ;)]

  4. What about "porte st denis" ? it is great and ..older.

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