PhotoPOSTcard: A Peaceful Perspective of the Eiffel Tower

A view of Paris’s Eiffel Tower at dusk as seen through the Wall of Peace memorial at the south-east end of the Champ de Mars park.

The Mur de la Paix or Wall of Peace is a work of contemporary art put up in 2000 and represented entry into the third millennium.  The structure is made up of twelve glass panels with the word PEACE written in 32 languages and 13 alphabets.

The Wall of Peace was originally designed to be up for only 4 months, but 17 years later it is still standing.  When I walked by it this summer, it was fenced off, and reportedly is in need of repair. This photo was taken in 2011 when access to the glass walls was still open.

Thanks for visiting.


Beautiful Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat church

Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat is a beautiful Romanesque style church in the town by the same name in the Limousin region of central France. It is one of 78 structures in France protected under the UNESCO “Routes of the Santiago de Compestela”.  France has four historic “Ways of St. James” as the early Christian pilgrimage roads leading to the town of Santiago de Compestela in northern Spain were called. Santiago de Compestela was believed to be the burial site of St. James, and thus became a pilgrimage destination.

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