Saturday, June 4, 2011


The Arch of Triumph... Its was built by Napoleon the 1st in the Charles de Gaulle Plaza that intersects one of Paris major Boulevards, the Champs-Elysses. This monument was created for Napoleons army to enter the city after a big triumph. Today is the home of the Unknown Soldiers. Underneath it are the bodies of soldiers that lost their lives in World War I and II.

The climb was a bit exhausting but the view was worth it. Once we got to the top I felt a bit underwhelmed, I guess I was expecting something different. Also the comparison in hight of the Eiffel Tower dwarfs the arch so the expectation was greater. Also I felt that the intimacy of the narrow streets of Paris was lost by the aerial view.

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