Saturday, 22 April 2017

"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." - Nelson Mandela _ Arc de Triomphe at the western end of the Champs-Élysées in Paris. It's one of the most famous landmarks in the city. _ Around this 50 m (164 ft) high landmark are twelve radiating avenues, which attests to its prominence and historical significance. The arc was commissioned after the victory at Austerlitz by Emperor Napoleon at the peak of his fortunes and finished in July 1836. In December 1840, brought back to France from Saint Helena, Napoleon's remains passed under it on their way to the Emperor's final resting place at the Invalides. _ Did you know: On 7 August 1919, Charles Godefroy successfully flew his biplane under the Arc. Jean Navarre was the pilot who was tasked to make the flight, but he died on 10 July 1919 when he crashed near Villacoublay while training for the flight. _ During my short visit to Paris I used my @tepwireless hotspot for Internet access. Love it! _ #famousplaces #igersparis

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