Sunday, May 22, 2011

Les Arenes de Lutec

Built in the 1st Century AD, the Arena  was used as a theatre, circus and sporting arena.
It was discovered during the construction of Rue Monge between 1860-1869.
A few intellectuals of the time initiated by Victor Hugo started up a preservation committee called la Societe des Annis des Arenes  to undertake the preservation of the site.

one of the 5 entrances to the Arenes 

Walkway down to the Arenes

Was an incredible experience to just sit here and think back in time.

Was a beautiful and peaceful view walking out of the Arenes.  Couldn't help but think  what a magic spot to live.  It was  just so quiet yet in the middle of Paris in such significant spot.

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