Friday, August 29, 2014

Place des Vosges, Paris

Every time I go to Paris, I always make a pilgrimage to the Places des Vosges in the Marais district. Considered by visitors and Parisians alike to be one of the most beautiful squares in the world, it is equally stunning in summer, winter, spring or fall. I am certainly drawn to its symmetry, with 36 houses, nine on each side sitting over covered arcades. This square is over 400 years old and has been home to both Victor Hugo and Cardinal Richelieu. This trip, I spent over an hour walking around, taking photographs, and sitting doing nothing but watching Parisians enjoy the beauty of the square.

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