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Palais de Chaillot

The first structure built on the top of the hill known as Chaillot was erected for the 1878 World's Fair. Known as the Palais du Trocadero, it was a large concert hall with two wings and two towers. An architecturally-unusual building, it contained elements of both Moorish and Byzantine architecture. An aquarium was situated below the building.
When it was announced that Paris would once again host the World's Fair in 1937, plans for a new Palais de Chaillot were proposed. It was to be designed in "moderne" style by three architects: Louis-Hippolyte Boileau, Jacques Carlu and Léon Azéma.
At the foot of the terrace of the Palais de Chaillot lie the Trocadero gardens. The 10 hectare large gardens are laid out around a large rectangular pond. The fountain in the pond - the city's largest - is especially spectacular at night, when it is lit.

People waiting on the Pont d´Iena were participants of The 14th edition of the "La Parisienne" womens' fun run (route: Pont d'Iena- Quay Branly- Pont Bir Hakeim-Tour Eiffel-Champ de Mars-Ecole Militaire)

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Dennis Hoyne19-Sep-2012 03:16
Fantastic view of this beautiful city. V.
janescottcumming19-Sep-2012 01:54
Terrific point of view! Great with the shadow.
Hank Vander Velde19-Sep-2012 01:21
A lovely view well captured Jose.
Fletcher Wildlife Garden19-Sep-2012 00:55
Spectacular view across this amazing, amazing cityscape. VV
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad18-Sep-2012 23:55
Terrific view! V
woody3418-Sep-2012 23:11
A magnificent view, from that high point...lovely work..V
bill friedlander18-Sep-2012 21:30
Great view from up there and lovely shot of the city. V
I got a shot of the bridge many years ago:
Graeme18-Sep-2012 21:30
This is a terrific viewpoint and capture, Jose.BV
Stephanie18-Sep-2012 21:20
Fab pov Jose! Love seeing the Eiffel Tower shadow! V
MarcViskens18-Sep-2012 19:59
great shot José
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