Random photos of monuments in Paris that we have all heard of.
Arc de Triomph. Its huge! And its situated at a roundabout with the highest frequency of traffic accidents in the world! About 1 every hour. Talk about being crazy.
The arch was commissioned by Napoleon in 1806 to commemorate his victories, but he was ousted before the arch was completed. In fact, it wasn't completed until 1836 during the reign of Louis-Philippe. The Arc de Triomphe is engraved with names of generals who commanded French troops during Napoleon's regime. Source
The Arc is right at the end of one of the world's best-known shopping streets. This is the street to see and be seen. Oh boy. Its not a stereotype that French women are fashionable. They really are! You see women pushing their strollers and having little kids, but still dressed in the latest fashion, with high boots and looking every bit like a model out of a fashion magazine! I felt beyond under-dressed here!
However, I still think Paris is the place to go on holiday but not to live. My French friend who lived and worked in Paris for a couple of years since that she couldn't stand the way people were so competitive and there was always office politics.