Today is a short post with a fun fact about Paris!
When we took the Segway Tour the tour guide was awesome and gave us a lot of random fun facts about the city that we otherwise never would have learned. One of the stops we made was in the center of Paris and she explained how Paris was all about having everything centered. I think I would have gotten a long well with them as I’m the same way.
All of the main architecture is centered along the middle of the city as you can see in the photo above (sort of…it’s hard to see in pictures). Everything is aligned EXCEPT one building…the LOUVRE! It’s off by a LITTLE BIT. You can’t even see the Louvre in this photo I think the louvre was in the other direction and didn’t make a good photo….which is probably true because there were probably cars coming by.
The city of Paris was so OBSESSED in everything being aligned that they even looked into seeing how much it would cost to MOVE the LOUVRE so that it would be centered. Yes they wanted to move an ENTIRE BUILDING. I forget how much it was going to cost but it was A LOT of money! So instead they put a statue of a horse for one of the Kings near the Louvre instead and now it’s all centered away.
And here is a much better, unzoomed, dusk photograph of the centered items of Paris. 🙂
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Thanks for sharing your 31 Days with me via Twitter! I have never been to Europe so I’ve really enjoyed perusing your photos.
I think was one of my favorite posts – I’m all about things being slightly off-center, so I thought it was hilarious to know I would drive Parisians crazy.
I’m also super interested in your Meatless Meals!
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Aww thanks! I couldn’t decide which was my favorite post from the series so I just sent you one 🙂 glad you found this one..I almost sent you this one but couldn’t decide if it was too bizarre 😉
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