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Le Panthéon
08-SEP-2012

Le Panthéon

The Pantheon in Paris (Le Pantheon), was built as a result of King Louis XV’s determination to create an edifice to the glory of St-Genèvieve, the patron saint of Paris.
“The Pantheon” means “Every God” and construction began in 1758 with the intention that the building be a church. However, it was completed just before the French Revolution in 1789 and the revolutionary government converted The Pantheon into a mausoleum for the interment of great Frenchmen.
The Pantheon’s crypt is now the burial place of many French icons and bears the inscription ‘Aux Grands Hommes La Patrie Reconnaissante’, meaning "To the great men, the grateful homeland".

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Don Taylor13-Jan-2014 02:43
Nice capture and well framed.V
Mark Chambers21-Oct-2012 18:44
A well framed shot. V
marie-jose wolff21-Oct-2012 09:29
delicate white colors, fine composition! V
gary rouleau21-Oct-2012 00:07
Excellent again.
Mildred Alpern20-Oct-2012 21:56
Greek and Roman influence down through the ages.
gerrit20-Oct-2012 21:34
Nice piece of work!
bill friedlander20-Oct-2012 21:26
A fine composition, the interior is nicely framed. V
Range View 20-Oct-2012 20:34
Excellent composition. V
Barbara
Jim Coffman20-Oct-2012 19:41
A structure within a structure. Nice capture..
Helen Betts20-Oct-2012 19:21
Love the delicate color and light, and the beautiful framing. V.
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