Tagged: Europe 2012

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Interiors Reims Cathedral, France

The interior of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims is of enormous proportions. Statistics are: 138 metres in length, while the central nave rises over three levels to a height of 38 metres. One thing I...

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Doors of Reims Cathedral, France

It was a hurried visit to Reims Cathedral. We thought crossing over to Luxembourg without halting at Reims would be a big loss in terms of traveler’s experience and pictures. I am glad we...

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Saint Quiriace Church, Provins, Paris

Provins was a pleasant experience. The weather that day was absolutely fantastic and the shot below is one of the sights I took as we did the walking tour. Enchanting little town, I was...

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Provins, Paris

After touring Fontainebleau palace we headed for another World Heritage Site, Provins. It got the status in 2001. The city prospered in 12th and 13th centuries, under the Counts of Champagne, with its wool...

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Fontainebleau Palace, Paris

The most famous feature of the front of the Fontainebleau Palace is the grand horseshoe stairs, first built during the reign of Henry II. The present stairs date to the 17th Century. Napoleon gave...

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Napoleon’s Fontainebleau, Paris

Visit to Fontainebleau opened up a slice of French history! It was like stepping back into a time of grandeur and the associated interesting history. All these splendor funded by peasants and they revolting...

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Interiors of Fontainebleau Palace, Paris

60kms south of Paris is Fontainebleau, renowned for its most magnificent castle in the world! This palace was occupied by almost all kings from 15th century to 19th century. Wiki mentions “thirty-four sovereigns, from...

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Euphorbia From Chartres, France

The name Euphorbia is considered by many in South Africa as synonymous with poison.This is a very unique kind of plant. When we think of plant kingdom we associate green color with leaves, never...