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By Paul Goldfinger. © Click left for larger view.

By Paul Goldfinger. © Click image for larger view.  This photo appeared in an ad in Europe.

The tourists are looking southeast at the Champ de Mars, a grassy park which extends past the Eiffel Tower until you reach the École Militaire  (Military School) which is faintly visible in this photo.  The Champ de Mars has a terrific party each year for Bastille Day  (July 14.)  You can take an elevator to the top of the Tower and get a great view of the city.

This song was featured in the movie “Saving Private Ryan” when, toward the end, Captain Miller’s men are waiting for the Germans to attack their position guarding a critical bridge in a bombed out French town near Normandy. They find some old records and play them. The music echoes down the abandoned avenues.  It is a moment of peaceful beauty for these GI’s who are about to have their world turned upside down.

EDITH PIAF  from the album The White Cliffs of Dover—-“La Vie en Rose.”   (tr. life through rose colored glasses)

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Lilly flower.  Paris.  Silver gelatin darkroom print.  By Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net

Lilly flower. Paris. Silver gelatin darkroom print. c. 1995. By Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net

EDITH PIAF.  “La Vie en Rose”   from the album White Cliffs of Dover  (music of WWII)

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