Is it wrong to quote Shelley when writing about a visit to France? I’ll admit when I saw the Obelisk of Luxor at the Place de la Concorde, the poem “Ozymandias” was the first thought that occurred to me. It refers to Ramesses II, and was written at the time that the British Museum had … Read More
The Sainte-Chapelle was a stunning sight, and I would have missed it if my wife hadn’t insist that go to see the Palais de Justice.
Bawdy and gaudy, the Moulin Rouge is still a spectacular cabaret.
My wife loved the name of this door as soon as we heard about it — well before we actually set eyes on Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris. It definitely lived up to the drama of its name. It’s the central door of the western facade, and depicts the Last Judgement as described in the … Read More