Just the Pictures (France) The Hôtel de Ville (city hall) in Paris. Another view of the Hôtel de Ville. The Conciergerie (a former prison where Marie Antoinette once stayed) across the Seine River. The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel (built in 1808 AD to commemorate Napoleon’s military victories). Ferris wheel in Tuileries Garden. Luxor Obelisk in the Place de la Concorde (originally from Luxor Temple and gifted to France in 1833 AD). The Madeleine Church. Parkgoers laying about in the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont. An artificial lake inside the park with the Temple de la Sibylle on top of a cliff. A path in the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont with the “suicide bridge” overhead. The upside-down glass pyramid in the Louvre. The Tiara of the Duchess of Angouleme and the Coronation Crown of King Louis XV, with the Regent Diamond in the center. ‘The Seated Scribe’ from the 4th/5th Dynasty in Egypt (2600-2350 BC). A glazed earthenware dish with “rustic figulines” (16th-century AD). Napoleon III Salon in the Royal Apartments in the Louvre. The dining room in the Louvre’s Royal Apartments. Looking out at the Louvre Pyramid from the upper floor. ‘Madonna and Child with St. John the Baptist’ by Sandro Botticelli (1468 AD). ‘The Crucifixion’ by Andrea Mantegna (1456-1459 AD). ‘The Virgin and Infant with St. Elizabeth and John the Baptist’ by Giulio Romano (1519 AD). ‘Pietà’ by Rosso Fiorentino (ca. 1537-1540). ‘Portrait of Luis María de Cistué y Martinez’ by Francisco Goya (1791 AD). ‘Gallery of Views of Ancient Rome’ by Giovanni Paolo Panini (1758 AD). ‘Saint Louis, King of France, and a Page’ by El Greco (ca.1585-1590 AD). ‘Spring’ by Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1563 AD). ‘The Virgin and Child with the Infant St. John the Baptist’ by Raphael (1507/1508 AD). ‘Venus and Cupid’ by Lambert Sustris (1550 AD). ‘The Virgin and Child with Saint Catherine and a Shepherd’ (known as “The Madonna of the Rabbit”) by Titian (ca. 1525-1530). ‘The Mona Lisa’ by Leonardo da Vinci (1503-1517 AD). ‘Grande Odalisque’ by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1814 AD). ‘The Intervention of the Sabine Women’ by Jacques-Louis David (1799 AD). ‘Oath of the Horatii’ by Jacques-Louis David (1784 AD). ‘The Coronation of Napoleon’ by Jacques-Louis David (1807 AD). ‘Liberty Leading the People’ by Eugène Delacroix (1830 AD). ‘The Raft of the Medusa’ by Théodore Géricault (1819 AD). Sketch for ‘The Raft of the Medusa’ by Théodore Géricault (1819 AD). ‘Triumph of the Virtues’ (also known as “Minerva Expelling the Vices from the Garden of Virtue”) by Andrea Mantegna (1502 AD). ‘An Old Man and his Grandson’ by Domenico Ghirlandaio (1490 AD). ‘Mars and Venus’ by Nicolas Poussin (1628 AD). ‘Portrait of Gabrielle d’Estrées and Her Sister, the Duchesse de Villars’ by the Fontainebleau school (1594 AD). ‘Eva Prima Pandora’ by Jean Cousin the Elder (1550 AD). ‘Pietà of Saint-Germain-des-Prés’ by an unknown painter (ca. 1500 AD). ‘Portrait of the Artist Holding a Thistle’ by Albrecht Dürer (1493 AD). ‘Winter Landscape’ by Denis van Alsloot (1610 AD). ‘The Holy Women meditating with instruments of the Passion’ by François-Joseph Navez (ca. 1819-1821 AD). ‘The Duo’ by Hendrick ter Brugghen (1628 AD). ‘Self Portrait at the Easel’ by Rembrandt (1660 AD). ‘The Lacemaker’ by Johannes Vermeer (1670 AD). Copy of the ‘Drunken Satyr’ by Edmé Bouchardon (1730 AD). Code of Hammurabi (ca. 1754 BC). Sculpture of a Lamassu (an Assyrian protective deity). ‘Passing Lion’ – Babylonian glazed tiles (ca. 604-562 BC). The sarcophagus of Eshmunazar II, a Phoenician king of Sidon (created in Egypt in the 5th-century BC). Statue and Ferris wheel in Tuileries Garden. Closeup of ‘Green Reflections’, a panoramic canvas from ‘Water Lilies’, by Claude Monet (ca. 1914-1926 AD) – exhibited in the Musée de l’Orangerie. ‘Clear Morning with Willows’, a panoramic canvas from ‘Water Lilies’, by Claude Monet (ca. 1914-1926 AD). Section of ‘The Two Willows’, a panoramic canvas from ‘Water Lilies’, by Claude Monet (ca. 1914-1926 AD). ‘Bather with Long Hair’ by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1896 AD). ‘Argenteuil’ by Claude Monet (1875 AD). ‘Nude Woman on Red Background’ by Pablo Picasso (1906 AD). ‘Reclining Nude with Drapery’ by Henri Matisse (1924 AD). ‘Harlequin and Pierrot’ by André Derain (1924 AD). ‘The Young Apprentice’ by Amedeo Modigliani (1919 AD). The Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile (“Arch of Triumph of the Star”), which stands in the center of the Place Charles de Gaulle. Another view of the Arc de Triomphe, which was inaugurated in 1836 AD. A memorial ceremony at the Tomb of the Unkon Soldier underneath the Arc de Triomphe. The First World War monument inside the Arc de Triomphe. View of Paris and the Eiffel Tower from the Arc de Triomphe. The Eiffel Tower seen from the Palais de Chaillot. Trocadéro Gardens and the Palais de Chaillot in the background. The Eiffel Tower seen from the Seine River. Looking south at the Seine River. Looking up at the Eiffel Tower, which was erected in 1889 AD as the entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair. View from the Eiffel Tower, looking eastward at the Champ de Mars. Looking northeast at the Seine River from the Eiffel Tower. Another view of the Seine River. Looking west at the Trocadéro, the Palais de Chaillot, and the sunset. Looking southwest at thew Seine River. Looking up from the bottom of the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower illuminated at twilight. The Moulin Rouge. The north wing and the Royal Chapel of the Palace of Versailles. The gate to the Royal Courtyard. The palace seen from the Royal Courtyard. Inside the Royal Chapel. Closeup view of the pipe organ inside the chapel. The Venus Room (the king’s grand apartment). The Mars Room (the former guards room and ballroom for evening receptions). The chandelier and ceiling in the Apollo Room (the king’s former bedchamber, but later used as a throne room to receive distinguished guests). The Hall of Mirrors (the central gallery of the Palace of Versailles). The Queen’s Bedchamber. Antechamber of the Grand Couvert. The Gallery of Battles (which contains 33 paintings depicting the main battles that France had fought, from the Battle of Tolbiac in 496 AD to the Battle of Wagram in 1809 AD). ‘The Battle of Wagram’ by Horace Vernet. Statue of Charlemagne. The Grand Cabinet of Madame Victoire (part of the Mesdames’ Apartments in Versailles). The Chamber of Madame Victoire. The Hoqueton Room. A staircase in the palace. The Palace of Versailles seen from the Water Parterre. Another view of the palace. Latona Fountain and Parerre. The Grand Trianon (built in 1708 AD at the request of King Louis XIV to serve as a retreat for the King and his maîtresse en titre (“mistress”) of the time, the marquise de Montespan). The Mirrors Room in the Grand Trianon (used as a council room by King Louis XIV). The Chamber of the Empress. The Chapel Room. The Round Room. The Family Room of the Emperor. Bedroom of the Queen of Belgium (Louise, the daughter of King Louis-Philippe, and her husband, King Leopold I). The Family Room of Louis-Philippe. The Cotelle Gallery. The Grand Trianon seen from the Bottom Fountain. The gardens by the Grand Trianon. Another view of the Grand Trianon. The Grand Staircase in the Petit Trianon, which was built in 1768 AD during the reign of Louis XV. The Reheating Room (where the cooked dishes were brought and finishing touches were made before being served). Uniform for a guardsman at the Petit Trianon. Painting of Marie-Antoinette de Lorraine. The drawing Room. Looking out at the courtyard of the Petit Trianon. The Temple of Love, located in the gardens behind the Petit Trianon. The backside of a dwelling with a mill, in the Queen’s Hamlet. Fish clamoring for food in a stream in the Queen’s Hamlet. Vineyard in the Queen’s Hamlet. A farm in the Queen’s Hamlet. Another dwelling in the Queen’s Hamlet. The Petit Trianon seen from its northwest corner. The Colonnade Grove in gardens at Versailles. The Palace of Versailles seen from the Three Fountains Grove. View of the west side of the palace. The Palace of Versailles seen from the main gate. The Hotel de Ville (city hall) at Versailles. The Paris Opera House. Hot dogs and panini for sale at a shop in Paris. The Seine River. Notre-Dame Cathedral; completed in 1345 AD, it was one of the first buildings in the world to use the flying buttress. Notre-Dame Cathedral up close and personal. Sculpture of a beheaded saint at the entrance to the cathedral. Inside Notre-Dame Cathedral. The north transept rose inside the cathedral. The Crown of Thorns (bought by Louis IX from Baldwin II in 1238 AD) preserved in the red case in front of the altar (not very visible in this photograph). Statue of Saint Joan of Arc. An aisle in the cathedral. Notre-Dame Cathedral seen from the Seine River. The Church of Saint-Séverin. Street in Paris. Shakespeare and Company bookstore (opened by George Whitman in 1951 AD – not the original Lost Generation hangout; this was a beatnik hangout). Inside the Shakespeare and Company bookstore. The Panthéon in Paris – a mausoleum containing the remains of distinguished French citizens. Inside the Panthéon. Painting of the martyrdom of Saint Denis. Statue and tomb of Voltaire. The final resting place of Marie and Pierre Curie. Another view inside the Panthéon. ‘Dante and Virgil in Hell’ by William Bouguereau (1850 AD) – in the Musée d’Orsay. ‘Galatea’ by Gustave Moreau (1880 AD). ‘The Expulsion from Paradise’ by Franz von Stuck (1890 AD). ‘The Lion Hunt’ by Eugène Delacroix (1854 AD). ‘Madame de Loynes’ by Amaury-Duval (1862 AD). ‘The Source’ by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1856 AD). ‘Woman with a Black Boa’ by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1892 AD). ‘Moorish Dance’ by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1895 AD). ‘The Dreamer’ by James Tissot (1876 AD). ‘Ploughing in the Nivernais’ by Rosa Bonheur (1849 AD). ‘Crispin and Scapin’ by Honoré Daumier (1864 AD). ‘Don Quixote and Dead Mule’ by Honoré Daumier (1867 AD). Bullfighting scene by Édouard Manet (1865/1866 AD). ‘The Fifer’ by Édouard Manet (1866 AD). ‘Olympia’ by Édouard Manet (1863 AD). ‘The Last Rebels, a Scene from the History of Morocco’ by Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant (1880 AD). ‘The Oreads’ (i.e. nymphs of mountains and grottoes) by William Bouguereau (1902 AD). ‘The Origin of the World’ by Gustave Courbet (1866 AD). ‘The Luncheon on the Grass’ by Édouard Manet (1863 AD). ‘Poppies’ by Claude Monet (1873 AD). ‘The Topless Blonde’ by Édouard Manet (1878 AD). ‘Claude Monet’ by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1875 AD). ‘The Rue Montorgueil in Paris, Celebration of 30 June 1878’ by Claude Monet (1878 AD). ‘The Swing’ by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1876 AD). ‘The Lady with Fans’ by Édouard Manet (1873 AD). ‘Woman with a Parasol Turned Left’ and ‘Woman with a Parasol Turned Right’ by Claude Monet (1886 AD). ‘Still Life with Onions’ by Paul Cézanne (ca. 1896-1898 AD). ‘Blue Dancers’ by Edgar Degas (1893 AD). ‘Rouen Cathedral, Facade and the Tour d’Albane, Full Sun’ by Claude Monet (1893 AD). ‘Bedroom in Arles’ (third version) by Vincent van Gogh (1889 AD). ‘Self-Portrait’ by Vincent van Gogh (1889 AD). ‘Tahitian Women on the Beach’ by Paul Gauguin (1891 AD). ‘The Riverbank’ by Paul Signac (1886 AD). ‘The Man at the Helm’ by Théo van Rysselberghe (1892 AD). ‘Evening Air’ by Henri-Edmond Cross (1893 AD). An Art Nouveau sofa. Inside the Musée d’Orsay. ‘Arcadia’ by Alexander Harrison (1886 AD). ‘The School of Plato’ by Jean Delville (1898 AD). ‘Wedding Invitations’ by Jean-François Raffaëlli (1898 AD). ‘Haymaking’ by Jules Bastien-Lepage (1877 AD). ‘Divine Service at the Seaside’ by Albert Edelfelt (1881 AD). ‘Nature Unveiling Herself Before Science’ by Louis-Ernest Barrias (1899 AD). ‘The Eagle Hunters’ by Jules Coutan (1900 AD).