Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg

Stretching far above the rooftops of the other buildings in the town’s historic center, the cathedral dominates the landscape of Strasbourg and is an iconic monument in the Alsace region. The second highest cathedral in France, with its single spire reaching 142 meters, took more than three centuries to build, having been constructed between 1050 […]

Paris’ Love Locks on the Pont des Arts

Anyone who has passed across this pedestrian foot bridge will surely have taken notice of the hundreds of locks affixed to the bridge’s fence on either side. The hanging of love locks, or les cadenas d’amour, in French, has been an ongoing tradition carried out by love-struck couples from around the world. The locks come […]

Stuttgart’s Television Tower: Der Fernsehturm

Put into operation in February 1956 after a twenty month construction period, Stuttgart’s television tower was one of the first modern television towers ever built. To construct the tower, a hole 30 meters wide and 8 meters deep was dug as the foundation. Secured by a ring of prestressed concrete, the massive base supports the […]

Views of Paris from L’Institut du Monde Arabe

Stop into L’Institut du Monde Arabe and make your way to the 9th floor terrace to take in one of the best views of Paris. The sweeping panoramic scene captures Cathédrale Notre Dame situated on the Île de la Cité and continues to stretch along the Seine past the Île Saint-Louis and over the rooftops […]

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