Paris, France, from the Arch of Triumph

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You have here a magnificent view of Paris from the top of the Arch of Triumph. The Arch stands in a circular open place where 12 streets meet. This place is called the Place of the Star because from it run the streets like so many starry points. One of these streets in the Champs Elysees (shän´ z´ l´ z´). This avenue is to your left and outside the view. You are looking almost due south toward the Seine. The tall steel structure is the Eiffel (i´ fl) Tower. It is on the farther side of the river. In the distance you see the ferris wheel and the exposition buildings of 1900. The Arch of Triumph is the largest arch in the world. Its building was begun by Napoleon in 1805. The great soldier wished to leave it as a monument to his own glory and that of France. It is 164 feet high and 148 feet wide. The opening through the Arch is 96 feet in height and half this in width. The structure was 30 years in the building. The Eiffel Tower is the highest structure in the world. It is 984 feet tall. The tallest building in the United States in the Woolworth Building, in New York, which rises 792 feet above the sidewalk. The Washington Monument is 555 feet high, and the Great Pyramid of Egypt is 451 feet. The Tower was built by a Frenchman named Eiffel as a part of a great fair held in 1889. It now has on its different floors a theater, restaurants, shops, etc. Near its top is a great electric light that can be seen 45 miles in clear weather. Paris is the third largest city in the world. London and New York only exceed it in size. It has a population of almost 3,000,000. It is built on both sides of the Seine. Keystone ID: 11741 Note: All titles, descriptions, and location coordinates are from the original Keystone Slide documentation as supplied by the Keystone View Company. No text has been edited or changed.
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