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Looking at the famous Luxor obelisk at the Place de la Concorde, is like gazing back into ancient history.
If you can ignore the hectic traffic around the square, you are bound to match this ancient relic.
I like this always when i see it in Place de la Concorde. It is a 3000 year old Obelisk which is sitting in the middle of this famous plaza area in Paris. I read that the twin sits in Egypt still.
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I braved the huge traffic circle to examine the Obelisk more closely. There, I realized that this was a significant archaeological monument directly from Egypt and that it had been an engineering feat to move and erect it at the Place de la Concorde in...More
Located in the center of Place de la Concorde, this 3000-year-old Egyptian obelisk, which formerly stood outside the Temple of Luxor, is the centerpiece of the square. The obelisk is 75 feet tall, decorated with hieroglyphs and capped with a gilded pyramid.
We have driven past this piece of Egyptian history but never really took the time to actually see it. We went and saw it up and close as we walked the whole area. It is quite magnificent and perfectly lines up with the Arc de...More
From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal, this neighborhood oozes luxury. The grand arches along Rue de Rivoli are shadowed by mosaics in front of decorated vitrines and hotels. Place Vendôme is lined with the world’s best jewelers and their glittering window displays. Every other establishment has someone to open the door for you or park your car. You can spend hours gazing at its haute couture shops or
lingering over a meal at any of its chic eateries. After all that indulgence, the Tuileries gardens provide stately respite, while theaters compete for your applause. It's a neighborhood that draws admirers from around the world, all attracted to the luxe life in Paris.