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Place de la Bastille

I'll never forget my first glimpse of the Colonne de Juillet! The grand July Column greeted me during my April 2003 trip to Paris. It was my first day in the city & I was on my way to my hotel with my rolling suitcase bumping along behind me. I came up out of the Metro & there it was! HUGE! Monumental! Glorious! Soaring! What an impression to be made upon exiting from the underground - wow.

This past February I headed out to the Place de la Bastille with the intent of getting a good close look at this monument & to do some people-watching at the Cafe des Phares, one of the philocafes on the Place. It was a perfect day to watch the Sunday crowds stroll by & to do a fashion review. The lady in the fur coat is one of the fashion statements caught on film - many fur coats throughout Paris this February even in working-class Bastille.

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Photos: Feb 2006

Address: Place de la Bastille
Directions: Metro: Bastille in the 11th/12th arrondissements
Phone: +33 2 62 86 46 21
Website: http://www.paris.org/Monuments/Bastille/

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  • Updated Mar 10, 2006
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