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Posted on Thursday, March 31 2011



3200 years

What is the oldest building standing in Paris ? Not the Eiffel Tower. Not even a remaining part of some medieval castle.
3200 years ago, Pharaoh Ramses II erected two obelisks to ornate the entrance of the Temple of Luxor, dedicated to Amun, Mut and Khonsu, god of Moon and Time. In 1829 Mehmet Ali, viceroy of Egypt, offered one of them to France which is now standing on the Place de la Concorde.

Date: Tuesday, March 8 2011
Camera: NIKON D300
Focal length: 65 mm
Aperture: f/13
Exposure Time: 3 sec
Flash: Not Fired

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