Sunday, March 16, 2014

Layouts 15 & 16

Hi!

I thought I'd sneak an extra post in today to try to catch up a bit on my 100 Layouts Challenge.  I've challenged myself to scrap (and blog!) 100 layouts this year.  I'm on track with the scrapping part of the challenge, but not so much on the blogging part!


Our first destination on day 2 in Paris was the Conciergerie.  It's had several uses in it's long history, but it is most famous for holding prisoners until they were beheaded during the French Revolution.  It's most famous imate was Marie Antoinette. The bottom right photo in the first layout is a reproduction of her cell.


The photo above shows the ceiling of what was once the dining hall. It's the first part of the building that you see when you enter and it's spectacular.  Even though it's quite plain, the arched ceilings are amazing.  They are plain because it was where the soldiers ate - Royalty didn't venture down here.  It was quite echoey in the hall - it would be very noisy when it was full of soldiers!


Next stop was the Crypt.  The remains of the first occupation of the island were found when construction began on an underground car park for Notre Dame.  Thankfully the car park got scrapped, and the Crypt was built instead.  It was fascinating to look at the structures and other treasures unearthed there.

Bye for now,

Tina

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