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Friday, June 8, 2012

" Institut de France "

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aka: the longer version that is Palais de Institut de France.
seen across La Seine (Seine river),
famous for its black and gold topped dome that was added in 1663.
It was designed by Le Vau and was once a school,
a prison and is now home to the Académie Française,
which devotes mostly to arts, lettres and sciences.
The interiors are not open to the public though.

well, it took me awhile to find its name.
for a first timer in Paris,
the domes from left to right can really be puzzling.
and if you're a dome fanatic like me,
you might want to have a handy map to appreciate Paris's structure.

how to get there: head to La Seine,
infront of Pont des Arts, near Quai Malaquais

for more inspiring skies, visit Skywatch today.

* where was this *
6th arrondissement
Pl. de L'Institut -Paris

7 comments :

  1. What a beautiful sky. Those clouds look like they are softly painted up there. So lovely.

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  2. the dome is dramatic. i like the clouds.

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  3. Lovely clouds and beautiful sky! I love the dome and the light from inside! Terrific capture! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  4. Terrific capture of the silhouette.

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  5. Great use of perspective!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  6. i am learning a lot here! thanks! :)

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