Paris - France
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August 31st, 2008 – by: cmari11
After this I went over to le Panthéon de Paris. It is a very pretty building. The most appealing thing to me, though, was that the physicist Leon Foucault demonstrated the rotation of the Earth using an experiment conducted here in 1851. This experiment included a very long pendulum hanging fro, the dome which still remains today. I also climed to the top of the dome and saw some very neat views of Paris.
After this I left and went to check out my second Prime Meridian of the trip. Although Greenwich is home to the official 0 degree meridian, Paris was the original home to this site before it was "stolen" away haha.
Then I headed over to Sainte Chapelle, but I was 10 minutes too late to enter. Oooooh well.
I am sorry again for the brevity, but mu circumstances are not good for internet usage at the moment haha. I am busy ALL day.
See you tomorrow.
As a post script I would like to add that I saw Paris for the first time by night today. I now know why it is called the city of light. It is MUCH more beautiful at night and it is very beautiful by day as well.
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