Hey mes petits dreamers,
Today I discovered l’Ecole Militaire and an impressive man on a horse.
L’Ecole Militaire or military academy is still in active service so you can only visit the compound during the journée du patrimoine (heritage days) held only once a year. However, the front facade of the building is amazing and still well worth a visit.
Designed by Jacques-Ange Gabriel, this is the perfect example of Classical French Style. The 18th century decoration combined with bullet holes still visible from World War II where German units made a last stand right before they surrendered the city to the Allies creates a seriously unique facade.
After strolling around the Corinthian pillars for a while I eventually came across Marshal Joffre. His bronze statue located right next to L’Ecole Militaire. Joffre was born in Rivesaltes, Pyrénées-Orientales, the son of a family of vineyard owners. How do I know? Because Google told me. To cut a long yet fascinating story short Joffre was responsible for guiding the Battle of the Marne in 1914 ultimately saving Paris from the Germans. Want to know more? Google it 😉
All this information. I need to sit down.
Still getting lost in the right direction.
My leg is fine. But Thanks.
Obviously never made that appointment.
Take a seat.
Is that a tennis ball?
Cowgirl or hunchback?
Stopping traffic. Minus the traffic.
And another 🙂