Paris Discovered Anew

You think you’ve been there before and you know the town like the back of your hand. Familiar vistas of the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe or Parisian streets are everything but surprising and tempting to return to. Thanks to these shots, you can discover Paris anew and look at the city from a totally different angle.

And by the way, did you know that…

 

…initially, the Eiffel Tower was intended to be dismantled and sold as scrap two decades after its construction ? Well, it never happened…

Reflection. By dp Chaigneau fotos
Eiffel Tower puddle reflection. By dp Chaigneau fotos

 

…La Défense is Europe’s largest purpose-built business district, with 3,500,000 square metres (37,700,000 sq ft) of offices ?

 La Défense. By Baloulumix
Sunset over Le Defense. By Baloulumix

 

…the Louvre is the most visited museum in the world, welcoming over 8 million visitors a year ?

Jogging in Louvre. By Gregory Bastien
Jogging in Louvre. By Gregory Bastien

 …La Défense is home to 1,500 businesses and 150,000 employees ?

By Pensiero
Lunch break in Le Defense. By Pensiero

 

…record skate jump off the Eiffel Tower was set in May 2010 by Taig Khris, who launched himself from the 40-meter (131 ft) high first floor of the tower onto a giant pipe ramp built beneath it ?

 By DON'T EXPLODE
By DON’T EXPLODE

…the world’s first public striptease dance was performed in Paris in 1894 ?

By phil h
By phil h

 

…Paris is considered the most romantic city in the world ? Yes, you did!

By julian niestea
By julian niestea

…La Défense = 310,000 square metres (3,300,000 sq ft) of flagstone and sidewalk ?

By loic.photo
By loic.photo

…the word hotel comes from the French word hôte meaning host ?

By mainblanche
Reflection coming from the windows of a hotel. By mainblanche

…Arc de Triomphe design was inspired by the Arch of Titus, a 1st-century honorific arch in Rome.

 By Baloulumix
By Baloulumix

 Well…did you?



Comments

  1. Wow, lucky them they get to travel anurod the world and go to such amazing places. This must’ve been a great show. I wonder what it’s like going to a concert where the songs are in a different language that you don’t understand, I think I would be like what’s going on, but that’s just me they probably just like the song and know the words without knowing what they are saying but they are just there for the amazing show.

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