MaiTai's Picture Book: Paris ~ Place de la Concorde
Arc de Triomphe et Avenue des champs-Elysées, Défilé Militaire du 14 juillet. Paris
Champs Elysees, Paris, France
March 20 1792, the guillotine was adopted as the official means of execution in France. Estimates vary, but it is believed anywhere from 10,000 to 40,000 people were executed by means of guillotine during the French Revolution.
Place de Concorde, Paris. In the center, the grand obelisk that Napoleon brought back from his Egyptian campaign. Its twin, known as "Cleopatra's Needle" can be found in New York's Central Park.
Opera Bastille // the first time I went to l'opera bastille I was 9 and it was still under construction. I had to wear a hard hat. Grew up so close, this is truly home.
The Place de la Bastille is a square in Paris, where the Bastille prison stood until the 'Storming of the Bastille' and its subsequent physical destruction between 14 July 1789 and 14 July 1790 during the French Revolution; no vestige of it remains.