Panoramic Views of Paris and Normandy

These panoramic views of Paris can be viewed in two ways: (1) viewing the original picture, or (2) using a 360 degree panorama viewer.  Note that the panorama viewer requires that Java be enabled on your viewer.  Also, if the autospin makes you dizzy, you can click in the image and drag it around with your cursor.


The Left Bank of Paris, taken from the top of Notre Dame.  The Latin Quarter is on the left, we live right in the middle, and the Eiffel Tower is on the right. (98.8K)

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The Parc de Monceau in the 8th arrondissement, not far from the Arc de Triomphe.  This is a very pretty park off the beaten tourist path.  The domed building houses the restrooms;  known as the Chartres Pavilion, it was originally a toll-house in the Farmers General Wall around Paris.  The first parachutist landed in this park in 1797. (152K)

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The Jardin du Luxembourg, on the main north-south axis of the garden. (96K)

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The Jardin du Luxembourg, on the same axis, but a bit closer to the Palais du Luxembourg. (94K)

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The Jardin du Luxembourg, from the top of the stairs overlooking the main garden. (62K)

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The Parc de la Villette, including the Cite des Sciences.  (52K)

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The town of Arromanches in Normandy is the site of a British harbor in the days after D-Day.  The caissons in the distance are the remains of the man made harbor. (98KB)

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To the west of Arromanches lies Omaha Beach, now the site of an American Military Cemetery.  This is the view of the beach from the bluff. (63KB)

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The American Military Cemetery lies on the bluff overlooking the beach.   Two views of the cemetery with the English Channel in the background. (144KB and 157KB)
 

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On the Atlantic Ocean side of Normandy lies the town of Granville.  This is a picture of the harbor in early morning.  The tides here are among the highest in the world, as much as 12 meters! (98KB)
 

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Also on the Atlantic side of Normandy lies Mount Saint-Michel.  Two views from the Mount.  At high tide these mud flats are underwater and at low tide they contain patches of quicksand, which may explain why Mount Saint-Michel remains unconquered after 1000 years. (45KB and 59KB)

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Queechy Lake, the south cove.
 

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Queechy Lake, the north cove.
 

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Click here to see the original picture and the panorama view.