Monday, July 30, 2012

La Défense - La Grande Arche

I give you.....La Grande Arche de la Défense. One of the first monuments I visited in Paris, not long after it was inaugurated in July 1989. Designed by Danish architect Johann Otto von Spreckelsen and Danish engineer Erik Reitzel, it was the initiative of French president François Mitterrand. It is a monument to humanity and humanitarian ideals rather than military victories. Another reason to love it.

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