Panthéon (1)

The Panthéon is a building in the Latin Quarter in Paris. It was originally built as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve and to house the reliquary châsse containing her relics but, after many changes, now functions as a secular mausoleum containing the remains of distinguished French citizens.

There are 3 parts can be visited: the principal level (church), under level (crypt) and the upper level (terrace).

Here’s the principal level, decorated with paintings on canvas marouflé illustrating the life of Saint Geneviève and the epic story of the beginnings of both Christianity and the monarchy in France.

principal level looking from the upper level
principal level
central dome
ceiling
paintings
national convention
Foucault pendulum

The Foucault’s pendulum first installed inside Panthéon in 1851 and removed then reinstalled in 1995, this device demonstrated the Earth’s rotation.

April 2019.

 

 

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Notre-Dame de Paris

Notre-Dame is burning at the moment (20:47 April 15th 2019) 😦 😢

Photos taken just a week ago, I went pass it.

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after fire, the following day, photo copied from website

April 2019.

Jardin du Luxembourg (3)

Luxembourg Garden is belong to the French Senate, 21 hectares of its 23 hectares is open to the public.

palace luxembourg – main pool – garden
palace luxembourg – french senate
luxembourg garden overlook
children play in the main pool
la reine mathilde

Matilda of Flanders (La Reine Mathilde 1031 -1083) was Queen of England from 1066 to 1083, by marriage to William the Conqueror.

April 2019.