The Louvre building has statues of many great French figures. Poor Voltaire is covered with a net because his nose fell of several years ago. They still haven't gotten around to fixing him so instead he is covered with a net in case he crumbles on anyone!
The City of Lurve.... September 9th 2008 Apologies for the randomness that was the last blog. I was in no fit state to update you all on the adventures of the last few weeks, let along give you an insight to the cultural nuances of Paris. So instead I made a decision to ramble on…clearly the tube air is getting to me. Seriously, I think it must be. I have had the sniffles for what feels like forever, although I did have a permanent col ... read more
Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader am... ... read more