One of the themes that france seems to have is that while they love to keep around their old stuff, they also love to intramingle new with the old. Thus the picture of the Pantheon with the crazy modern art, and this partial face poking out of a pond in the Jardin Luxembourg. I brought along the 3 musketeers along and was reading it on the trip, and Luxembourg shows up a couple times in the book, which is pretty fun. The internals of the palace are used for the current French Senate. They were some pretty fancy digs.
Last time Liz and I went, Notre Dame was being cleaned. Limestone looks great freshly out of the ground or cleaned, but after even only 20 years, it looks grimy and gross. I don't know when the last time Notre Dame had been cleaned before, but It looked really good (from the front anyway) this time. This is inside, in one of the alcove chapels.
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