PantheonSeptember 1 in France
After getting hopelessly lost trying to find our first destination we ended up at the Pantheon, five minutes from where we are staying. This might not have been first on our agenda today but what a way to start our Paris touring.
What an impressive building! It is so hard to fathom how these buildings were built so long ago and still stand the test of time. Building commenced in 1758 and it was finally completed in 1790. It was originally built as a church and is now a mausoleum that holds the remains of some of France's most famous people.
The height, proportions, the workmanship was awe-inspiring. And it had a sense of calmness to it too.
The crypts were serene and beautiful in their simplicity. And in vivid contrast to the surroundings was an art exhibition in the crypts by one of France's street artists, Christian Guemy, whose alias is C215. C215 has completed 28 pieces of street art around Paris and on display were bright photographs depicting him in action and some of his tools. The contrast against the cool stone caverns was striking.Read more