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At the center of much of Paris's infamous history, the plaza between the Jardin des Tuileries and the Champs Elysees was used for the mass executions that took place during and after the French Revolution. Now it is occupied by an 3300 year old Egyptian obelisk 'donated' by the government in the 1800s.

This is the view from the steps of La Madeleine, an imposing church around the corner from the National Opera. The center of the Place de la Concorde (with the water fountain and obelisk) can be seen in front of the National Assembly building and the Eglise de Dome which holds the remains of Napoleon (which are actually located across the river)
Inside La Madeleine is a statue that, to us, looked an awful lot like God presiding over the marriage of Jesus and Mary Magdelane. Blasphemous? Well, then who is it? Mary the Mother is revered in a more traditional way too.

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