quinta-feira, 12 de junho de 2014

Champs-Élysées, Paris - Just like the song describes it

The avenue that runs from the Obelisk of Luxor in the east, to the location of Arc de Triomphe in the west, the avenue holds great history and wonders across 1,90 Km.
Joe Dassin song “Aux Champs Elysées”, tell us about a carefree France, with a love story between a men and a woman.

The Obelisk of Luxor was originally located at the entrance to the Luxor Temple in Egypt. The Obelisk was then placed in the center of Place de la Concorde where before a guillotine to punish counter revolutionaries was. The Obelisk was a symbol of peace, ending the revolution.

Arc de Triomphe honors those o fought and died in the Napolionic Wars. The place is also famous for the Parade to French and Allies forces after the liberation of Paris (1944) with the courageous General Charles de Gaulle leading the parade, besides the danger from the remaining German snipers who tried to stop sporadically the soldier’s march.

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