Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Europe 2011: Part 7, From the Élysée Palace to the National Assembly

Élysée Palace
This time, we return to the Europe series! I'm not nearly done, there are a bunch of these posts waiting to be written and published in my drafts! (Once I finish with France, there is a whole week or so of England to tell you all about!)

Please enjoy my photo journey as I walked on foot from the Élysée Palace (aka, French Presidential residence) to the National Assembly by way of the church of La Madeleine.



Being that the palace is important, the state news service was actually in the region when I walked by doing some sort of a report!

The journalist was actually reading off an iPad, definitely pretty cool!
Church of La Madeleine

This Obelisk is from Egypt and sits on top of a pedestal describing what went into bringing it to France
Additionally, it happens to be at the center of a large circle (view facing away from monument)

Here is another view with the monument behind me

Panoramic closeup of the monument

Just down the street in the other direction from the Obelisk is the National Assembly... we will get there shortly

Panorama of Obelisk in the Place de la Concorde

Close up of the writing, describing the dedication by HM King Louis-Philippe

Pictures showing the transportation of the obelisk

Additional pictures of obelisk transport

In the other direction there is a lovely park (notice the obelisk in the background)
This garden used to be the site of a palace, but it burned down and all that remains is this park. Sadly I didn't have time to walk around much and enjoy it, but I did take a few quick shots!

Jardin des Tuileries

Jardin des Tuileries

The gate for Jardin des Tuileries

This is the hill above the gate for Jardin des Tuileries


Panorama of the Jardin des Tuileries

And now, the National Assembly

(and at night)

These last three are all panoramic shots including the National Assembly building and some portion of the landscape near the bridge that crosses from Place de La Concorde to the National Assembly:




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