Statue of Liberty – The site where was built in Paris

The copper statue, a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and its metal framework Advertisements

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“Le Baiser de l’hôtel de Ville” in Paris

In 1950 Doisneau created his most recognizable work for Life – Le Baiser de l’hôtel de ville (Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville), a photograph of a couple kissing in the busy streets of Paris, which became an internationally recognised symbol of young love in Paris. The identity of the couple remained a mystery until 1992. The […]

Société de Géographie – The first meeting in Paris

One of the oldest French learned societies, founded in 1821 and recognized as a public utility since 1827 and the oldest geographic society in the world. The Geographical Society was founded at a meeting on 15 December 1821 in the Paris Hôtel de Ville. Among its 217 founders were some of the greatest scientific names of the […]