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Basilique and blue

The Basilique du Sacre Coeur, Montmartre, Paris, France. Standing on the highest point in the city, construction of the Romano-Byzantine-influenced church began in 1873, but wasn't completed until 1914. The two equestrian statues represent French national saints Joan of Arc and King Saint Louis IX, both executed in bronze by Lefebvre...and, if you were a parachutist who'd drifted off course, you seriously wouldn't want to land on either of them! That sword and that cross could seriously make your eyes water. It's a little known fact that Joan of Arc was actually burnt at the stake for the crime of repeatedly wearing male attire, which was regarded as heresy at the time. Seems a little harsh just for being centuries ahead of others in her fashion consciousness and style...and I really rather like trouser suits on women! Still, it was us English who did it. Sorry France! Taken on September 8, 2006.

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Taken on September 8, 2006